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South Dakota Colleges with Lowest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the schools having low yield) 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.
University of Sioux Falls, has the lowest yield rate of 16.84% for academic year 2019-2020 in South Dakota. Dakota Wesleyan University is positioned second with 27.00% yield and Northern State University follows them with 29%. Next table shows the schools that have low 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 highest yield rates in South Dakota.
South Dakota Colleges with Lowest Enrollment Rate (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1University of Sioux Falls
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Falls, SD
16.84% 1,929 1,764 297 91.45%
2Dakota Wesleyan University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMitchell, SD
27.00% 916 611 165 66.70%
3Northern State University
Public, 4 or more yearsAberdeen, SD
28.74% 1,409 1,190 342 84.46%
4Augustana University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSioux Falls, SD
29.03% 2,224 1,488 432 66.91%
5Black Hills State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSpearfish, SD
29.16% 2,129 1,787 521 83.94%
6University of South Dakota
Public, 4 or more yearsVermillion, SD
34.49% 4,434 3,830 1,321 86.38%
7Mount Marty College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsYankton, SD
36.15% 479 343 124 71.61%
8South Dakota State University
Public, 4 or more yearsBrookings, SD
40.23% 5,861 5,277 2,123 90.04%
9Dakota State University
Public, 4 or more yearsMadison, SD
56.14% 978 757 425 77.40%