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Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in South Dakota

Augustana University has the highest graduation rate of 71% for academic year 2019-2020 in South Dakota. University of Sioux Falls is ranked second with 64% and University of South Dakota follows them with 59%. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. Next table shows the schools that have high graduation rates with transfer-out rates and retention rates. You may want to check colleges having the lowest graduation rates in South Dakota.
Colleges with Highest Graduation Rate in South Dakota
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Augustana University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Falls, SD
71%20%85%
2University of Sioux Falls
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Falls, SD
64%-73%
3University of South Dakota
Public, 4 or more yearsVermillion, SD
59%27%77%
4Mount Marty College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsYankton, SD
56%33%71%
5South Dakota State University
Public, 4 or more yearsBrookings, SD
56%-76%
6Dakota Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMitchell, SD
54%4%71%
7Northern State University
Public, 4 or more yearsAberdeen, SD
48%31%75%
8Dakota State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMadison, SD
43%35%67%
9Black Hills State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSpearfish, SD
38%-62%