Private 4 Year

Sinte Gleska University

Mission, South Dakota

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Sinte Gleska University overview
Location Mission, South Dakota
Online sintegleska.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Rural
Sinte Gleska University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Sinte Gleska University, located in Mission, South Dakota, is a tribal higher education institution situated within the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. This university, named to honor the Sicangu Lakota Chief Spotted Tail (Sinte Gleska), was established in 1970 and offers a unique cultural and educational experience rooted in the Lakota traditions and language. The campus exudes a tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by the expansive prairies of South Dakota, and yet is positioned approximately 200 miles southwest of the nearest urban center, Sioux Falls. Sinte Gleska University provides a range of associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs, with a notable commitment to teacher education and an emphasis on arts, sciences, and Lakota studies. The institution is recognized for being welcoming with a non-competitive application process and offers student housing options for those wishing to reside on campus. While it is not widely touted for its athletic programs, Sinte Gleska University facilitates a strong sense of cultural identity and education among its student body.

Sinte Gleska University has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  186 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 358 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $4,200 plus fees of $514.


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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Sinte Gleska University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$514
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,000
Budget for Other Expenses$7,000
Total One Year Cost$22,714

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$18,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

5% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Sinte Gleska University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 32%
Education 22%
Business 16%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 12%
Construction Trades 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219374 IPEDS survey data for Sinte Gleska University.

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