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Average Tuition & Fees $11,770
($11,769)
Average Acceptance Rates 80.45 %
Total Student Population 54,162
Average Graduation Rates 47.77 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 12.14 to 1

South Dakota Colleges Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, there are 31 colleges and universities in South Dakota State - 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

2020 Average Key Statistics for South Dakota Colleges

The average acceptance rate for South Dakota colleges is 80.45% and the average graduation rate is 47.77% in academic year 2019-2020. Total 54,162 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] 2020 South Dakota Colleges Academic Statistics
Average Transfer-out Rate for South Dakota colleges is 17.571428571429 %
Average Retention Rate for South Dakota colleges is 73.454545454545 %

2019-2020 Average Tuition & Fees For South Dakota Colleges

For academic year 2019-2020, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for South Dakota colleges are $11,769 for South Dakota residents and $11,770 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $11,050 for in-state students and $12,257 for out-of-state students.
South Dakota 2019-2020 Average Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$11,769$11,770
Graduate$11,050$12,257
[Chart] South Dakota State 2019-2020 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