The Best Value South Dakota Colleges

Best Value Colleges in South Dakota for 2021

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in South Dakota based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2021 as the overall best value college in South Dakota is Augustana University. The highest value public state college is South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


10 results

Augustana University
A
Sioux Falls, SD
Augustana University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in South Dakota

  • 2,133enrollment
  • $24,481net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1360SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
S
Rapid City, SD
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Value in South Dakota

  • 2,654enrollment
  • $19,444net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1155-1355SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
South Dakota State University
S
Brookings, SD
South Dakota State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value in South Dakota

  • 12,104enrollment
  • $18,195net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1260SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA
Black Hills State University
B
Spearfish, SD
 
Black Hills State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Value in South Dakota

  • 4,035enrollment
  • $15,861net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.22*Avg GPA
Dakota State University
D
Madison, SD
Dakota State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#5 Best Value in South Dakota

  • 3,382enrollment
  • $17,063net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1005-1270SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Dakota Wesleyan University
D
Mitchell, SD
 
Dakota Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in South Dakota

  • 1,024enrollment
  • $21,891net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 890-1150SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.22*Avg GPA
Mount Marty College
M
Yankton, SD
 
Mount Marty College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Value in South Dakota

  • 1,044enrollment
  • $19,704net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 810-1050SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Northern State University
N
Aberdeen, SD
 
Northern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in South Dakota

  • 3,493enrollment
  • $15,575net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA
University of Sioux Falls
S
Sioux Falls, SD
 
University of Sioux Falls

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in South Dakota

  • 1,615enrollment
  • $19,744net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1230SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.31*Avg GPA
University of South Dakota
S
Vermillion, SD
University of South Dakota

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Value in South Dakota

  • 10,066enrollment
  • $17,689net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA