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Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in South Dakota

Black Hills State University has the lowest graduation rate of 38% for academic year 2019-2020 in South Dakota. Dakota State University is ranked second with 43% and Northern State University follows them with 48%. 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 low graduation rates with transfer-out rates and retention rates. You may want to check colleges having the highest graduation rates in South Dakota.
Colleges with Lowest Graduation Rate in South Dakota
NameGraduation RateTransfer-out RateRetention Rate (full-time/part-time)
1Black Hills State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSpearfish, SD
38%-62%
2Dakota State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMadison, SD
43%35%67%
3Northern State University
Public, 4 or more yearsAberdeen, SD
48%31%75%
4Dakota Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMitchell, SD
54%4%71%
5Mount Marty College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsYankton, SD
56%33%71%
6South Dakota State University
Public, 4 or more yearsBrookings, SD
56%-76%
7University of South Dakota
Public, 4 or more yearsVermillion, SD
59%27%77%
8University of Sioux Falls
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Falls, SD
64%-73%
9Augustana University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Falls, SD
71%20%85%