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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 University
Brookings, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Augustana University
Sioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
3 University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
5 Northern State University
Aberdeen, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
6 University of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SDPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master
7 Dakota State University
Madison, SDPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Mount Marty College
Yankton, 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 $16,499 for State residents and $17,872 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
$9,114 / $12,589 90% 56% 17:16,106
2 Augustana University
$33,960 67% 71% 12:16,106
3 University of South Dakota
$9,332 / $12,807 86% 59% 16:16,106
4 Black Hills State University
$9,009 / $12,155 84% 38% 18:16,106
5 Northern State University
$8,750 / $11,821 84% 48% 21:16,106
6 University of Sioux Falls
$18,910 91% 64% 16:16,106
7 Dakota State University
$9,536 / $12,606 77% 43% 18:16,106
8 Mount Marty College
$28,126 72% 56% 13:16,106
Average$16,499 / $17,87281.38%54.38%16.38:16,106
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