Top Rated South Dakota Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in South Dakota for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in South Dakota as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the best public college in South Dakota is South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


6 results

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

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities 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 Colleges in South Dakota

  • 12,104enrollment
  • $18,195net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1260SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA
University of South Dakota
S
Vermillion, SD
University of South Dakota

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

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

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 3,382enrollment
  • $17,063net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1005-1270SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Northern State University
N
Aberdeen, SD
 
Northern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 3,493enrollment
  • $15,575net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA
Black Hills State University
B
Spearfish, SD
 
Black Hills State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

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