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

South Dakota ranked #45 in the nation for nursing degrees handed out in 2019. Around 1,221 students received some type of diploma that year. 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.

An estimated 75% of college students in South Dakota take out loans, with the average 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 12,104, of which 10,544 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,169 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

68% of South Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,900 during the early-career years.

#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 10,066, of which 7,590 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,969 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at USD 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 student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from USD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Southeast Technical Institute

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

The total student population at Southeast Technical Institute is 2,166, which includes 1,405 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,621 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,200 during the early-career years.

#4

Lake Area Technical Institute

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

There are 2,245 students at LATI in total, 1,566 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,146 a year. LATI has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from LATI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 700 students at Presentation College in total, 686 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 445 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Presentation College is 4.2 years.

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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,600 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 862 undergraduates at Mount Marty, of which 497 are full-time, and there are 1,044 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mount Marty is $32,500.

#7

Dakota Wesleyan University

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

There are 1,024 students at Dakota Wesleyan University in total, 884 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 689 are full-time. It takes the average Dakota Wesleyan University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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 average amount of student loans is $8,503 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dakota Wesleyan University is $35,000.

#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 1,615, of which 1,319 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,137 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 1,807 undergraduates at Augustana Sioux Falls, of which 1,717 are full-time, and there are 2,133 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%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Augustana Sioux Falls take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,178 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Augustana Sioux Falls is $37,700.

#10

Western Dakota Technical Institute

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

The total student population at Western Dakota Technical Institute is 1,061, which includes 568 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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 Institute

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

There are 1,198 students at Mitchell Technical Institute in total, 840 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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 Technical Institute 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 1,300, of which 1,263 students are undergraduates and of those, 721 are full-time. It takes the average Oglala Lakota College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

The total student population at Sisseton Wahpeton College is 167, which includes 110 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sisseton Wahpeton College is $13,700.

#14

Sinte Gleska University

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

There are 511 undergraduates at Sinte Gleska University, of which 201 are full-time, and there are 583 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

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