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Most Favored South Dakota Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in South Dakota. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school. Dakota State University, has the highest yield rate as of 56.14% for academic year 2019-2020 in South Dakota. South Dakota State University is positioned second with 40.23% yield and Mount Marty College follows them with 36%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in South Dakota.
Most Favored South Dakota Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Dakota State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMadison, SD
56.14% 978 757 425 77.40%
2South Dakota State University
Public, 4 or more yearsBrookings, SD
40.23% 5,861 5,277 2,123 90.04%
3Mount Marty College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsYankton, SD
36.15% 479 343 124 71.61%
4University of South Dakota
Public, 4 or more yearsVermillion, SD
34.49% 4,434 3,830 1,321 86.38%
5Black Hills State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSpearfish, SD
29.16% 2,129 1,787 521 83.94%
6Augustana University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Falls, SD
29.03% 2,224 1,488 432 66.91%
7Northern State University
Public, 4 or more yearsAberdeen, SD
28.74% 1,409 1,190 342 84.46%
8Dakota Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMitchell, SD
27.00% 916 611 165 66.70%
9University of Sioux Falls
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Falls, SD
16.84% 1,929 1,764 297 91.45%