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Best Colleges in South Dakota

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Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares the basic academic information between best schools in South Dakota. By school type, there are 5 public and 3 private schools in best schools in South Dakota. By school level, all 8 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In South Dakota
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 South Dakota State UniversityBrookings, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Augustana UniversitySioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
3 University of South DakotaVermillion, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Black Hills State UniversitySpearfish, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
5 Northern State UniversityAberdeen, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
6 University of Sioux FallsSioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
7 Dakota State UniversityMadison, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Mount Marty CollegeYankton, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in South Dakota is $16,468 for State residents and $18,274 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 81.38% and graduation rate is 54.38%. Next 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 Best Schools In South Dakota
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 South Dakota State University $9,200 / $12,675 90% 56% 17:112,104
2 Augustana University $35,884 67% 71% 12:12,133
3 University of South Dakota $9,332 / $12,807 86% 59% 16:110,066
4 Black Hills State University $8,672 / $11,742 84% 38% 18:14,035
5 Northern State University $8,750 / $11,821 84% 48% 21:13,493
6 University of Sioux Falls $19,520 91% 64% 16:11,615
7 Dakota State University $9,536 / $12,606 77% 43% 18:13,382
8 Mount Marty College $29,136 72% 56% 13:11,044
Average$16,468 / $18,27481.38%54.38%16.38:14,734
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