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The following table compares the basic academic information between Colleges in South Dakota. By school type, there are 12 public and 19 private schools in Colleges in South Dakota. By school level, there are 20 four years (or high) schools and 11 2-4 years schools .
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Academic Comparison - Colleges In South Dakota
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Augustana UniversitySioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
The Salon Professional AcademyRapid City, SDPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Black Hills State UniversitySpearfish, SDPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Dakota State UniversityMadison, SDPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Dakota Wesleyan UniversityMitchell, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Headlines Academy IncRapid City, SDPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Lake Area Technical CollegeWatertown, SDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic TechnologySioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Mitchell Technical CollegeMitchell, SDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Mount Marty UniversityYankton, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
National American University-Rapid CityRapid City, SDPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
National American University-Sioux FallsSioux Falls, SDPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Sioux Falls SeminarySioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeMaster, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northern State UniversityAberdeen, SDPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Oglala Lakota CollegeKyle, SDPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
Presentation CollegeAberdeen, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
Avera Sacred Heart HospitalYankton, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid City, SDPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
South Dakota State UniversityBrookings, SDPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Sinte Gleska UniversityMission, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
University of Sioux FallsSioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
Sanford Medical CenterSioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Sisseton Wahpeton CollegeSisseton, SDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Southeast Technical CollegeSioux Falls, SDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Stewart SchoolSioux Falls, SDPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
University of South DakotaVermillion, SDPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Western Dakota Technical CollegeRapid City, SDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
National American University-Ellsworth AFB ExtensionEllsworth Air Force Base, SDPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate SchoolRapid City, SDPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeMaster, Doctorate
National American University-WatertownWatertown, SDPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Institute of Lutheran TheologyBrookings, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Master, Doctorate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Colleges in South Dakota is $11,961 for State residents and $12,446 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 80.42% and graduation rate is 49.33%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Colleges In South Dakota
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
Augustana University $35,914 72% 72% 12:12,019
The Salon Professional Academy $14,108 - 51% 7:148
Black Hills State University $9,000 / $12,100 97% 39% 16:13,608
Dakota State University $9,633 / $12,735 86% 49% 18:13,186
Dakota Wesleyan University $30,880 76% 44% 12:1933
Headlines Academy Inc $13,985 - 68% 10:177
Lake Area Technical College $6,862 / $6,718 - 67% 17:12,217
Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology $2,600 - - 12:124
Mitchell Technical College $7,359 / $7,524 - 73% 13:11,162
Mount Marty University $29,980 67% 53% 12:11,167
National American University-Rapid City $15,660 - 19% 7:11,440
National American University-Sioux Falls $15,000 - - 5:1155
Sioux Falls Seminary $3,600 62% - 1:1508
Northern State University $8,845 / $11,947 80% 45% 18:13,431
Oglala Lakota College $2,684 / $2,684 - 6% 12:11,251
Presentation College $22,006 94% 47% 11:1625
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital $2,500 - - 11:116
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology $12,110 / $16,530 80% 50% 13:12,475
South Dakota State University $9,299 / $12,809 87% 59% 17:111,405
Sinte Gleska University $3,154 - - 14:1438
University of Sioux Falls $19,900 77% 58% 17:11,628
Sanford Medical Center $2,750 - - 4:127
Sisseton Wahpeton College $4,510 / $4,510 - 3% 10:1125
Southeast Technical College $7,470 / $7,650 - 57% 11:12,330
Stewart School $13,200 - 75% 13:1133
University of South Dakota $9,432 / $12,942 87% 60% 15:19,459
Western Dakota Technical College $8,274 / $8,332 - 41% 13:11,324
National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension $6,675 - - 5:1118
National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School - - - -480
National American University-Watertown $15,000 - - 1:1-
Institute of Lutheran Theology $9,978 - - --
Average$11,961 / $12,44680.42%49.33%11.28:11,787
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