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South Dakota Colleges

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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 20 private schools in Colleges in South Dakota. By school level, there are 20 four years (or high) schools , 11 2-4 years schools and 1 less than 2 years schools.
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Academic Comparison - Colleges In South Dakota
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Augustana UniversitySioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
The Salon Professional AcademyRapid City, SDPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
Black Hills State UniversitySpearfish, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Dakota State UniversityMadison, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Dakota Wesleyan UniversityMitchell, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more 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 InstituteMitchell, SDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Mount Marty CollegeYankton, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
National American University-Rapid CityRapid City, SDPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
National American University-Sioux FallsSioux Falls, SDPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Sioux Falls SeminarySioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeMaster, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Northern State UniversityAberdeen, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Oglala Lakota CollegeKyle, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master
Presentation CollegeAberdeen, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more 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, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
South Dakota State UniversityBrookings, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Sinte Gleska UniversityMission, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
University of Sioux FallsSioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more 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 InstituteSioux Falls, SDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
Stewart SchoolSioux Falls, SDPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsNon-degree grantingCertificate
University of South DakotaVermillion, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Western Dakota Technical InstituteRapid City, SDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
National American University-Ellsworth AFB ExtensionEllsworth Air Force Base, SDPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate SchoolRapid City, SDPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeMaster, Doctorate
Broadview University - Globe University - Sioux Falls - Teach-OutSioux Falls, SDPrivate, Less than 2 yearsUn-Known-
National American University-WatertownWatertown, SDPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
Institute of Lutheran TheologyBrookings, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Master, Doctorate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Colleges in South Dakota is $11,769 for State residents and $12,030 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 80.45% and graduation rate is 47.77%. 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 $35,884 67% 71% 12:12,133
The Salon Professional Academy $13,706 - 32% 13:167
Black Hills State University $8,672 / $11,742 84% 38% 18:14,035
Dakota State University $9,536 / $12,606 77% 43% 18:13,382
Dakota Wesleyan University $29,770 67% 54% 12:11,024
Headlines Academy Inc $13,985 - 71% 12:177
Lake Area Technical College $5,514 / $6,862 - 72% 17:12,245
Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology $2,550 - - 11:123
Mitchell Technical Institute $6,944 / $7,359 - 73% 13:11,198
Mount Marty College $29,136 72% 56% 13:11,044
National American University-Rapid City $14,985 - 19% 10:11,665
National American University-Sioux Falls $15,000 - - 5:1155
Sioux Falls Seminary $3,600 - - -306
Northern State University $8,750 / $11,821 84% 48% 21:13,493
Oglala Lakota College $2,684 / $2,684 - 4% 10:11,300
Presentation College $21,375 90% 34% 11:1700
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital $2,500 - - 10:115
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology $11,020 / $15,400 77% 49% 15:12,654
South Dakota State University $9,200 / $12,675 90% 56% 17:112,104
Sinte Gleska University $3,154 - 7% 12:1583
University of Sioux Falls $19,520 91% 64% 16:11,615
Sanford Medical Center $2,750 - - 4:123
Sisseton Wahpeton College $4,510 / $4,510 - 7% 10:1167
Southeast Technical Institute $6,448 / $7,470 - 59% 14:12,166
Stewart School $12,700 - 84% 9:1112
University of South Dakota $9,332 / $12,807 86% 59% 16:110,066
Western Dakota Technical Institute $8,254 / $8,274 - 51% 12:11,061
National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension $6,075 - - 8:1269
National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School - - - -480
Broadview University - Globe University - Sioux Falls - Teach-Out - - - --
National American University-Watertown $15,000 - - 1:1-
Institute of Lutheran Theology $5,010 - - --
Average$11,769 / $12,03080.45%47.77%12.14:11,868
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