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Average Tuition & Fees $12,446
($11,961)
Average Acceptance Rates 80.42 %
Total Student Population 51,809
Average Graduation Rates 49.33 %
Average Student To Faculty Ratio 11.28 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 80.42% 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 11.28 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 75.047619047619 %

2021-2022 Average Tuition & Fees For South Dakota Colleges

For academic year 2021-2022, the average undergraduate tuition & fees for South Dakota colleges are $11,961 for South Dakota residents and $12,446 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
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$11,961$12,446
Graduate$11,155$13,124
[Chart] South Dakota State 2021-2022 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
One but less than two years certificate8414
Associate's Degree27657
Two but less than four years certificate134
Bachelor's Degree60880
Post Bachelor's Degree6010
Master's Degree19641
Post Master's Degree110
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship575
Doctor's degree - professional practice132

Special Learning Opportunities at South Dakota State

In South Dakota, 1 colleges offer all programs online completely. 18 colleges offer the undergraduate online programs and 15 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 Completely1 out of 28 Schools
Undergraduate Online Classes18 out of 28 Schools
Graduate Online Classes15 out of 28 Schools
ROTC10 out of 28 Schools
Weekend/Evening College8 out of 28 Schools
Teacher certificate11 out of 28 Schools
Study Abroad9 out of 28 Schools