Average Tuition & Fees $12,444
Average Acceptance Rates 84.92 %
Total Student Population 51,809
Average Graduation Rates 49.33 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 12.14 to 1

South Dakota Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2021-2022, 31 colleges and universities are active in South Dakota - 12 public and 19 private schools. By school level, there are 20 four(4) Years or high, 11 two(2) but less thant four(4) years, and 0 less than tow(2) years schools in South Dakota. Next table shows the number of schools by school type and level in South Dakota.
South Dakota College Distribution by Type and Level
Number of Schools
Public12 schools
Private (not-for-profit)11 schools
Private (for-profit)8 schools
4 Year or High20 schools
2-4 Year11 schools
Less than 2 year0 schools

2022 Average Key Statistics for South Dakota Colleges

The average acceptance rate for South Dakota colleges is 84.92% and the average graduation rate is 49.33% in academic year 2021-2022. Total 51,809 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended South Dakota colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 12.14 to 1.
Next charts are illustrating the core statistics for colleges and universities located in South Dakota.
[Chart] 2022 South Dakota Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for South Dakota colleges is 11.333333333333 %
Average Retention Rate for South Dakota colleges is 73.454545454545 %

2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees For South Dakota Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for South Dakota colleges are $11,844 for South Dakota residents and $12,444 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $11,155 for in-state students and $13,124 for out-of-state students.
South Dakota 2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees
[Chart] South Dakota State 2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at South Dakota Colleges

South Dakota colleges and universities are offering 1,400 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 certificate10126
One but less than two years certificate8117
Associate's Degree29064
Two but less than four years certificate164
Bachelor's Degree60198
Post Bachelor's Degree5425
Master's Degree18369
Post Master's Degree115
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship525
Doctor's degree - professional practice112

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