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Average Tuition & Fees $11,749
($11,680)
Average Acceptance Rates 83.27 %
Total Student Population 53,682
Average Graduation Rates 46.23 %
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 19 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
Public12
Private (not-for-profit)11
Private (for-profit)8
4 Year or High19
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 46.23% in academic year 2019-2020. Total 53,682 students including in both undergraduate and graduate programs have attended South Dakota colleges and universities and the average students to faculty ratio is 12.14:1. 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 17.625 %
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 $11,680 for South Dakota residents and $11,749 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its average tuition and fees are $10,724 for in-state students and $12,552 for out-of-state students.

South Dakota 2019-2020 Average Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$11,680$11,749
Graduate$10,724$12,552
[Chart] South Dakota State 2019-2020 Average Tuition & Fees

Offered Degree Programs at South Dakota Colleges

South Dakota colleges and universities are offering 1,388 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 certificate8715
One but less than two years certificate7614
Associate's Degree29358
Two but less than four years certificate164
Bachelor's Degree62363
Post Bachelor's Degree4517
Master's Degree17763
Post Master's Degree90
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship516
Doctor's degree - professional practice114

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