South Dakota Colleges Key Statiistics

Average Tuition & Fees $12,114 ($8,768)
Average Acceptance Rates 77.55 %
Total Student Population 54,030
Average Graduation Rates 43.15 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 12.07 to 1

South Dakota Colleges Overview

In academic year 2016-2017, there are 31 colleges universities in South Dakota State - 12 public and 19 private schools. Next table shows the number of schools by school type and level.

South Dakota Colleges Distribution
Number of Schools
Private (not-for-profit)11
Private (for-profit)8
4 Year or High19
2-4 Year12
Less than 2 year

Average Academic Statistics for South Dakota State Colleges

[chart] South Dakota Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Acceptance Rate for South Dakota colleges is 77.545454545455 %.
Average Graduation Rate for South Dakota colleges is 43.148148148148 %
Average Transfer-out Rate for South Dakota colleges is 25.375 %
Average Retention Rate for South Dakota colleges is 67.64 %
Total Student Population for South Dakota colleges is 54,030
Average Student to Faculty Ratio for South Dakota colleges is 12.066666666667 %

South Dakota Colleges Student Services

Next table summarizes the number of schools that provide student services by type.

Student Services at South Dakota
Remedial services25 out of 31 Schools
Academic/career counseling service29 out of 31 Schools
Employment services for students21 out of 31 Schools
Placement services for completers24 out of 31 Schools
On-campus day care for students' children8 out of 31 Schools
Library facilities at institution30 out of 31 Schools

Offered Degrees At South Dakota Colleges

South Dakota colleges and universities are offering 1,258 programs through online and on-site education. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree.

Offered Programs at South Dakota State
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate5410
One but less than two years certificate7316
Associate's Degree29267
Two but less than four years certificate150
Bachelor's Degree56286
Post Bachelor's Degree3511
Master's Degree16143
Post Master's Degree151
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship422
Doctor's degree - professional practice80
Doctor's degree - other10

2016-2017 Average Tuition & Fees For South Dakota Colleges

For undergraduate schools, in academic year 2016-2017, the average tuition & fess for South Dakota colleges is $8,768 for South Dakota residents and $12,114 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $7,828 for in-state students and $13,240 for out-of-state students.

South Dakota 2016-2017 Average Tuition & Fees
[chart] South Dakota State 2016-2017 Average Tuition & Fees

Special Learning Opportunities at South Dakota State

Next table shows the number of South Dakota schools which are offering special learning by category.

Special Learning Opportunities at South Dakota State
Online Completely0 out of 31 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes21 out of 31 Schools
Graduate Online Classes11 out of 31 Schools
ROTC11 out of 31 Schools
ROTC Army9 out of 31 Schools
ROTC Navy0 out of 31 Schools
ROTC Air Force5 out of 31 Schools
Weekend/Evening College14 out of 31 Schools
Teacher certificate12 out of 31 Schools
Study Abroad9 out of 31 Schools
Campus Housing13 out of 31 Schools
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education. Tuition and costs are based on 2016-2017 data and other data is from 2015-2016 data.