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14 Colleges
1,221 Yearly Graduations
$48,362 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$30,105 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

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.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
350 Yearly Degrees
$9,200 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. 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.

#2

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
222 Yearly Degrees
$9,332 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. 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.

#3

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
121 Yearly Degrees
$7,470 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#4

Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$6,862 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#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 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.

#6

Mount Marty University

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$29,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#7

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees
$29,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#8

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees
$19,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#9

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
62 Yearly Degrees
$35,884 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#10

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees
$8,274 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#11

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
15 Yearly Degrees
$7,359 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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.

#12

Oglala Lakota College

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

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.

#13

Sisseton Wahpeton College

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

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.

#14

Sinte Gleska University

Mission, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
3 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. 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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