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12 Colleges
1,022 Yearly Graduations
$54,881 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$30,565 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 1,022 students received a nursing degree from a college in South Dakota, making it rank #46 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $13,720 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $14,305 a year.

An estimated 73% of college students in South Dakota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,641 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
342 Yearly Degrees
$9,299 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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. For undergraduates at South Dakota State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,374 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,507 during the early-career years.

#2

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
198 Yearly Degrees
$9,432 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,103 undergraduates at USD, of which 4,741 are full-time, and there are 9,459 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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

Roughly 64% of students at USD take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,533 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from USD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,830 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Presentation College

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
102 Yearly Degrees
$22,006 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Presentation College is 625, of which 598 students are undergraduates and of those, 393 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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

Roughly 71% of students at Presentation College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,063 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,205 during the early-career years.

#4

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
83 Yearly Degrees
$35,914 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,019 students at Augustana Sioux Falls in total, 1,735 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,665 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Augustana Sioux Falls is 4.0 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students 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 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,200 during the early-career years.

#5

Mount Marty University

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$29,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 987 undergraduates at Mount Marty, of which 595 are full-time, and there are 1,167 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mount Marty is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 61% of accepted students are men, and 39% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Mount Marty take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,546 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Mount Marty with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,894 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
56 Yearly Degrees
$19,900 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,354 undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls, of which 1,182 are full-time, and there are 1,628 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,123 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Sioux Falls is $42,369.

#6

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
56 Yearly Degrees
$7,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,330 students at Southeast Tech in total, 1,205 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

66% of Southeast Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,505 a year. Southeast Tech has a 4.9% 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 $37,573 during the early-career years.

#8

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
51 Yearly Degrees
$30,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dakota Wesleyan University is 933, of which 781 students are undergraduates and of those, 628 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

Approximately 98% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,616 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Dakota Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,282 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$6,718 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,217 students at LATI in total, 1,509 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 87% of students at LATI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,065 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from LATI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,208 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$8,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,324 students at Western Dakota Tech in total, 584 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

64% of Western Dakota Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,940 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 12.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,591 during the early-career years.

#11

Oglala Lakota College

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

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

Students who graduate from Oglala Lakota College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $16,588 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Sinte Gleska University

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

There are 375 undergraduates at Sinte Gleska University, of which 156 are full-time, and there are 438 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sinte Gleska University is $16,698.

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