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Special Learning Opportunity

The following table compares the special learning opportunities between best schools in South Dakota including distance learning opportunities, ROTC program, Study abroad, and more special chances of learning. This statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2019-2020.

Special Learning Opportunities Comparison Between Best Schools In South Dakota
RankNameOnline ClassROTCTeacher Cert.Study AbroadWeekend/ Evening CollegeCampus Housing*Meal Plan**
1 South Dakota State UniversityUnder, Grad Army, Air Force
(4,397)

($4,097)
2 Augustana UniversityUnder, Grad Army, Air Force
(1,369)

($4,470)
3 University of South DakotaUnder, Grad Army
(2,224)

($4,029)
4 Black Hills State UniversityUnder, Grad Army
(851)

($3,448)
5 Northern State UniversityUnder, Grad
(853)

($4,324)
6 University of Sioux FallsUnder, Grad Air Force
(628)

($3,800)
7 Dakota State UniversityUnder, Grad Army, Air Force
(773)

($3,149)
8 Mount Marty UniversityUnder, Grad Army
(361)

*dormitory capacity

**yearly costs

Student Services on Campus

The following table compares the on-campus students services and facilities between best schools in South Dakota including Remedial Service, Student Counseling, Employment services for current students, Placement service for program completers, On-campus daycare facility, and library information.

On-campus Student Services Between Best Schools In South Dakota
RankNameRemedial ServicesCareer CounselingEmployment ServicePlacement ServiceOn Campus DaycareLibrary Facilities
1 South Dakota State UniversityOwn Library
2 Augustana UniversityOwn Library
3 University of South DakotaOwn Library
4 Black Hills State UniversityOwn Library
5 Northern State UniversityOwn Library
6 University of Sioux FallsOwn Library
7 Dakota State UniversityOwn Library
8 Mount Marty UniversityOwn Library

Athletics Associations

The following table summarizes the alheletic teams and program information of best schools in South Dakota. Among 8 best schools in South Dakota, all schools are member of NAA, 6 schools are member of NCAA, and 2 schools are member of NAIA.

Athletic Teams In Best Schools In South Dakota
RankNameMembersFootballBasketballBaseballAll Programs
1 South Dakota State UniversityNAA, NCAAMissouri Valley ConferenceOtherOther12 athletic programs
2 Augustana UniversityNAA, NCAANorthern Sun Intercollegiate ConferenceNorthern Sun Intercollegiate ConferenceNorthern Sun Intercollegiate Conference10 athletic programs
3 University of South DakotaNAA, NCAAMissouri Valley ConferenceOther-9 athletic programs
4 Black Hills State UniversityNAA, NCAARocky Mountain Athletic ConferenceRocky Mountain Athletic Conference-6 athletic programs
5 Northern State UniversityNAA, NCAANorthern Sun Intercollegiate ConferenceNorthern Sun Intercollegiate ConferenceNorthern Sun Intercollegiate Conference9 athletic programs
6 University of Sioux FallsNAA, NCAANorthern Sun Intercollegiate ConferenceNorthern Sun Intercollegiate ConferenceNorthern Sun Intercollegiate Conference9 athletic programs
7 Dakota State UniversityNAA, NAIANorth Star Athletic AssociationNorth Star Athletic AssociationNorth Star Athletic Association6 athletic programs
8 Mount Marty UniversityNAA, NAIA-Great Plains Athletic ConferenceGreat Plains Athletic Conference8 athletic programs

NAA: National Athletic Association

NCAA: National Collegiate Athletic Association

NAIA: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Additional Characteristics

The following table compares and describes additional facts of best schools in South Dakota including religious affiliation, specialized schools, and medical degree offer, and other facts.

Additional Characteristics Of Best Schools In South Dakota
RankNameReligious AffiliationHistorical Black SchoolTribal SchoolHas HospitalOffer Medical Degree
1 South Dakota State UniversityNot affiliated
2 Augustana UniversityEvangelical Lutheran Church
3 University of South DakotaNot affiliated
4 Black Hills State UniversityNot affiliated
5 Northern State UniversityNot affiliated
6 University of Sioux FallsAmerican Baptist
7 Dakota State UniversityNot affiliated
8 Mount Marty UniversityRoman Catholic
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in South Dakotaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.