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# South Dakota Nursing Colleges

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, South Dakota is ranked #45 in the country with 1,221 degrees handed out in 2019. South Dakota colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $12,090 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $12,587 per year.

About 72% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,526 per year.

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## Most Popular Nursing Schools in South Dakota

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There are 11,405 students at South Dakota State in total, 9,976 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,788 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

65% of South Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,374 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 7,103 undergraduates at USD, of which 4,741 are full-time, and there are 9,459 students altogether. It takes the average USD undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

64% of USD students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,533 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USD is $35,200.

The total student population at Southeast Technical College is 2,330, which includes 1,205 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 66% of students at Southeast Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,505 a year. Southeast Tech has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate 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.

The total student population at Lake Area Technical Institute is 2,217, which includes 1,509 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

87% of LATI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,065 a year. LATI has a 7.1% 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 LATI is $34,100.

There are 625 students at Presentation College in total, 598 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 393 are full-time. It takes the average Presentation College undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 80% are men and 20% are women.

71% of Presentation College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,063 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Presentation College is $35,600.

The total student population at Mount Marty University is 1,167, of which 987 students are undergraduates and of those, 595 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mount Marty, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 61% of accepted students are men, and 39% are women.

72% of Mount Marty students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,546 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Mount Marty with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 781 undergraduates at Dakota Wesleyan University, of which 628 are full-time, and there are 933 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Dakota Wesleyan University is 4.1 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 67% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

Roughly 98% of students at Dakota Wesleyan University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,616 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Dakota Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,628 students at University of Sioux Falls in total, 1,354 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,182 are full-time. For undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

81% of University of Sioux Falls students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,123 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% 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.

There are 1,735 undergraduates at Augustana Sioux Falls, of which 1,665 are full-time, and there are 2,019 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at Augustana Sioux Falls take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,647 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average 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.

The total student population at Western Dakota Technical Institute is 1,324, which includes 584 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 64% of students at Western Dakota Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,940 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Western Dakota Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 855 full-time undergraduates at Mitchell Tech, and 1,162 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 58% of students at Mitchell Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,378 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,000 during the early-career years.

There are 1,251 students at Oglala Lakota College in total, 1,222 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 637 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

There are 125 students at Sisseton Wahpeton College in total, 65 are full-time undergraduates. 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.

There are 375 undergraduates at Sinte Gleska University, of which 156 are full-time, and there are 438 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Sinte Gleska University. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sinte Gleska University is $14,200.

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