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South Dakota Nursing Colleges

14 Colleges
1,221 Yearly Graduations
$46,904 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$29,005 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 1,221 students received a nursing degree from a college in South Dakota, making it rank #45 in terms of graduations. South Dakota colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $11,726 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $12,222 per year.

About 75% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,251 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
350 Yearly Degrees
$9,114 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Dakota State University is 11,512, of which 10,067 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,971 are full-time. For undergraduates at South Dakota State, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,065 a year. South Dakota State has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Dakota State is $37,900.

#2

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
222 Yearly Degrees
$9,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of South Dakota is 9,920, of which 7,475 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,899 are full-time. For undergraduates at USD, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,283 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,200 during the early-career years.

#3

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
121 Yearly Degrees
$6,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,349 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Tech, and 2,380 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 82% of students at Southeast Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,621 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeast Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$5,514 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lake Area Technical Institute is 2,228, which includes 1,507 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 86% of students at LATI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,146 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LATI is $34,100.

#5

Presentation College

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$21,375 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 558 undergraduates at Presentation College, of which 359 are full-time, and there are 584 students altogether. It takes the average Presentation College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at Presentation College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,088 a year. Presentation College has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,600 during the early-career years.

#6

Mount Marty University

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$28,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 867 undergraduates at Mount Marty, of which 522 are full-time, and there are 1,049 students altogether. For undergraduates at Mount Marty, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

80% of Mount Marty students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,818 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

#7

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees
$28,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dakota Wesleyan University is 880, of which 747 students are undergraduates and of those, 630 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Dakota Wesleyan University is 4.4 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 56% of accepted students are men, and 44% are women.

88% of Dakota Wesleyan University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,503 a year. Dakota Wesleyan University has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

#8

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees
$18,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Sioux Falls is 1,675, of which 1,390 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,206 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Sioux Falls is 4.2 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at University of Sioux Falls take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,008 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,100 during the early-career years.

#9

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
62 Yearly Degrees
$33,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,818 undergraduates at Augustana Sioux Falls, of which 1,727 are full-time, and there are 2,113 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Augustana Sioux Falls. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,178 a year. Augustana Sioux Falls has a 0.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Augustana Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees
$8,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 603 full-time undergraduates at Western Dakota Tech, and 1,214 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 66% of students at Western Dakota Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,389 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western Dakota Tech is $28,700.

#11

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
15 Yearly Degrees
$6,944 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mitchell Technical College is 1,162, which includes 848 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at Mitchell Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,666 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mitchell Tech is $37,000.

#12

Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees
$2,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Oglala Lakota College is 1,306, of which 1,280 students are undergraduates and of those, 706 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,600 during the early-career years.

#13

Sisseton Wahpeton College

Sisseton, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
5 Yearly Degrees
$4,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 84 full-time undergraduates at Sisseton Wahpeton College, and 119 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $13,700 during the early-career years.

#14

Sinte Gleska University

Mission, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$3,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 549 students at Sinte Gleska University in total, 484 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 176 are full-time. For undergraduates at Sinte Gleska University, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

Students who graduate from Sinte Gleska University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $14,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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