College Costs in South Dakota

The 2024 Directory of South Dakota Colleges and Prices

South Dakota Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in South Dakota?   The average annual in-state college tuition in South Dakota was $11,449 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $3,681 lower than the U.S. average and ranks South Dakota in the middle of the pack as the 38th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of $11,449 from the 2019-2020 average of $0 and represents a ?% annual increase in tuition costs. The list of South Dakota colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 24 colleges and universities in South Dakota, the most popular being South Dakota State University with 8,090 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,773. Augustana University is the most expensive in South Dakota with an in-state tuition of $34,934.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.


24 results

South Dakota State University
S
Brookings, SD

South Dakota State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$7,773 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 11,465enrollment
  • $17,894net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 980-1220SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Augustana University
A
Sioux Falls, SD

Augustana University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$34,934 Tuition

#1 Best Value in South Dakota

  • 2,022enrollment
  • $24,322net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1300SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

University of South Dakota
S
Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$7,773 Tuition

#3 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 9,464enrollment
  • $18,480net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1290SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
S
Rapid City, SD

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

$7,820 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 2,416enrollment
  • $19,799net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1155-1355SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Presentation College
P
Aberdeen, SD
 

Presentation College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$21,626 Tuition

 

  • 577enrollment
  • $22,159net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 850-1100SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA

Mount Marty College
M
Yankton, SD
 

Mount Marty College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$27,720 Tuition

#2 Best Private Colleges in South Dakota

  • 1,236enrollment
  • $18,924net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 810-1050SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

Dakota Wesleyan University
D
Mitchell, SD
 

Dakota Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$29,700 Tuition

 

  • 926enrollment
  • $19,377net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 860-1100SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 27

Black Hills State University
B
Spearfish, SD
 

Black Hills State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$7,700 Tuition

#6 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 3,539enrollment
  • $16,706net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.22Estimated Avg GPA

Northern State University
N
Aberdeen, SD
 

Northern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$7,616 Tuition

#4 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 3,340enrollment
  • $16,404net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1190SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA

University of Sioux Falls
S
Sioux Falls, SD
 

University of Sioux Falls

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$19,550 Tuition

 

  • 1,625enrollment
  • $21,824net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Southeast Technical Institute
S
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Southeast Technical Institute

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,720 Tuition

 

  • 2,381enrollment
  • $14,133net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.4Avg GPA

Dakota State University
D
Madison, SD

Dakota State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

$7,616 Tuition

#5 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 3,219enrollment
  • $17,861net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1245SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

National American University Rapid City
N
Rapid City, SD
 

National American University Rapid City

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$14,985 Tuition

 

  • 1,204enrollment
  • $17,961net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Globe University Sioux Falls
G
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Globe University Sioux Falls

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$14,040 Tuition

 

  • 125enrollment
  • $18,351net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Oglala Lakota College
O
Kyle, SD
 

Oglala Lakota College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$2,016 Tuition

 

  • 1,451enrollment
  • $2,068net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Lake Area Technical Institute
L
Watertown, SD
 

Lake Area Technical Institute

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,720 Tuition

 

  • 2,190enrollment
  • $12,075net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA

Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls
C
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$10,440 Tuition

 

  • 28enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Sinte Gleska University
S
Mission, SD
 

Sinte Gleska University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$2,640 Tuition

 

  • 781enrollment
  • $9,010net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 24

Kilian Community College
K
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Kilian Community College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

$10,980 Tuition

 

  • 170enrollment
  • $26,409net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Mitchell Technical Institute
M
Mitchell, SD
 

Mitchell Technical Institute

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$4,092 Tuition

 

  • 1,193enrollment
  • $11,274net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA

Sisseton Wahpeton College
S
Sisseton, SD
 

Sisseton Wahpeton College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,850 Tuition

 

  • 140enrollment
  • $1,561net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 19

National American University Sioux Falls
N
Sioux Falls, SD
 

National American University Sioux Falls

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$15,000 Tuition

 

  • 155enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension
N
Ellsworth AFB, SD
 

National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$6,000 Tuition

 

  • 65enrollment
  • $6,675net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Western Dakota Technical Institute
W
Rapid City, SD
 

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

$3,472 Tuition

 

  • 1,292enrollment
  • $15,936net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.93Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 25