Average Tuition & Fees $11,898
Average Acceptance Rates 83.27 %
Total Student Population 53,889
Average Graduation Rates 43.87 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 12.11 to 1

South Dakota Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, there are 30 colleges and universities in South Dakota State - 12 public and 18 private schools. By school level, there are 18 4 Year or high, 11 2-4 years, and 1 less than 2 years schools in South Dakota. Next table shows the number of schools by school type and level.

South Dakota Colleges Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
Private (not-for-profit)10
Private (for-profit)8
4 Year or High18
2-4 Year11
Less than 2 year1

Average Academic Statistics for South Dakota Colleges

The average acceptance rate for South Dakota colleges is 83.27% and the average graduation rate is 43.87% in academic year 2018-2019. Total 53,889 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended South Dakota colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 12.11:1. Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in South Dakota.

[Chart] South Dakota Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for South Dakota colleges is 18.785714285714 %
Average Retention Rate for South Dakota colleges is 74.619047619048 %

2018-2019 Average Tuition & Fees For South Dakota Colleges

For academic year 2018-2019, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for South Dakota colleges are $11,613 for South Dakota residents and $11,898 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $10,448 for in-state students and $12,381 for out-of-state students.

South Dakota 2018-2019 Average Tuition & Fees
[Chart] South Dakota State 2018-2019 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at South Dakota Colleges

South Dakota colleges and universities are offering 1,302 programs through online and on-site education. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree.

Offered Programs at South Dakota State
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate7110
One but less than two years certificate7513
Associate's Degree28253
Two but less than four years certificate150
Bachelor's Degree57353
Post Bachelor's Degree4510
Master's Degree16652
Post Master's Degree150
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship503
Doctor's degree - professional practice101

Special Learning Opportunities at South Dakota State

In South Dakota, 17 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 14 colleges offer the graduate online programs. 10 colleges have the ROTC programs and 9 colleges offer the study abroad programs. Next table shows the number of South Dakota schools which are offering special learning opportunities by category.

Special Learning Opportunities at South Dakota State
Online Completely0 out of 30 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes17 out of 30 Schools
Graduate Online Classes14 out of 30 Schools
ROTC10 out of 30 Schools
Weekend/Evening College9 out of 30 Schools
Teacher certificate11 out of 30 Schools
Study Abroad9 out of 30 Schools