South Dakota Colleges and Universities

South Dakota Colleges
SD Colleges
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31
South Dakota, also known as "The Mount Rushmore State", provides a modest number of options to earn a university degree.

If you are trying to find one of the 31 South Dakota schools, then American School Search will assist you with a thorough analysis of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, education cost, campus safety, financial aid options, and many other important aspects of obtaining education in South Dakota schools.

Student/Faculty
Average Ratio
12 : 1
The largest college in South Dakota is South Dakota State University with about 13,000 students enrolled. The other largest institutions are University of South Dakota (10 thousand students), Black Hills State University (4 thousand students), and Northern State University (3 thousand students).

The education capital of South Dakota is Brookings with 13,000 students attending 1 school in the city. The most popular degree programs in South Dakota are General Studies, Management, Business, Nursing, and Education.
SD Average Annual Tuition
$10,000


Tuition costs in South Dakota are very affordable if compared with tuition in schools across the nation - the state costs are between $8,000 and $12,000 a year depending on the major and school.

Twenty two colleges and universities in South Dakota offer options to obtain an education from online classes. Many college students find out that this type of program fits their budget cost and lifestyle easier.

SD Average Retention Rate
67%
The average retention rate in South Dakota colleges in 2015 - 2016 was 67%.

If you cannot find a right school in South Dakota, then you might want to look at Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, or North Dakota colleges as a nearby commuting option.

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South Dakota Colleges by Degree Program

Accounting and Finance
Our listing contains 21 accounting and finance schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell, Ellsworth Air Force Base, Spearfish, Madison, Watertown, and 10 more cities. Approximately 400 accounting and finance degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for accounting and finance programs in SD is around $9,400.

Aerospace and Aeronautical
Read information about 1 aerospace and aeronautical school in Brookings. Around 100 aerospace and aeronautical diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for aerospace and aeronautical degree programs in SD: $6,600.

Agriculture
We reviewed 6 agriculture schools and colleges in Mitchell, Sisseton, Brookings, Yankton, Sioux Falls, and Watertown. About 600 agriculture degrees are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for agriculture programs in SD is approximately $5,400.

Architecture
Read about 4 architecture schools and colleges in Rapid City, Brookings, and Sioux Falls. About 100 architecture diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition charges for architecture degree programs in SD: $4,700.

Art
Learn about 8 art schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Vermillion, Mitchell, Aberdeen, Spearfish, and Mission. Around 100 art degrees are granted each year. Average tuition cost for art degree programs in SD is roughly $10,200.

Automotive and Mechanic
Get details on 5 automotive and mechanic schools and colleges in Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Kyle, Rapid City, and Watertown. Around 300 automotive and mechanic diplomas are granted every academic year. Average tuition for automotive and mechanic degree programs in SD is roughly $2,800.

Biology
Our listing contains 13 biology schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Brookings, Yankton, Mission, Vermillion, Rapid City, and 7 other cities. Around 500 biology diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition for biology degree programs in SD - $9,900.

Broadcasting
We list 1 broadcasting school in Mitchell. About 100 broadcasting diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition cost for broadcasting programs in SD is about $3,300.

Business
Our directory contains 23 business schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Aberdeen, Rapid City, Brookings, Sisseton, Kyle, and 11 more cities. Around 1,200 business diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition price for business programs in SD: $9,800.

Carpentry
Our listing contains 1 carpentry school in Kyle.

Chemistry
Read about 10 chemistry schools and colleges in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Brookings, Vermillion, Rapid City, Spearfish, Mitchell, and Yankton. Around 200 chemistry diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for chemistry degree programs in SD is around $10,500.

Communication and Journalism
We reviewed 8 communication and journalism schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Brookings, Aberdeen, Vermillion, and Spearfish. Around 300 communication and journalism degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition charges for communication and journalism programs in SD is roughly $8,200.

Computer Science
Get details on 22 computer science schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell, Brookings, Sisseton, Kyle, Watertown, and 10 other cities. Around 600 computer science diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition for computer science programs in SD is roughly $6,400.

Construction
Learn more about 9 construction schools and colleges in Kyle, Sisseton, Mitchell, Brookings, Watertown, Sioux Falls, Mission, Spearfish, and Rapid City. About 200 construction diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition for construction programs in SD is about $3,800.

Cosmetology
Read about 6 cosmetology schools and colleges in Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown. Around 200 cosmetology diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for cosmetology programs in SD: $6,600.

Court Reporting
Learn about 1 court reporting school in Sioux Falls.

Criminal Justice
Read information about 13 criminal justice schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mission, Yankton, Ellsworth Air Force Base, Vermillion, and Mitchell. About 300 criminal justice diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition price for criminal justice programs in SD is roughly $9,800.

Culinary
Learn more about 1 culinary school in Mitchell. Around 100 culinary diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition charges for culinary degree programs in SD is approximately $3,300.

Dance and Ballet
Our listing contains 2 dance and ballet schools and colleges in Vermillion and Brookings.

Dental
Read about 2 dental schools and colleges in Watertown and Vermillion. Around 100 dental diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for dental programs in SD is about $4,300.

Economics
Learn about 4 economics schools and colleges in Brookings, Vermillion, Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls. Approximately 200 economics diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for economics degree programs in SD is approximately $7,300.

Education
Read about 14 education schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Brookings, Vermillion, Madison, Spearfish, Mitchell, and 8 more cities. About 1,200 education diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for education degree programs in SD is roughly $11,300.

Electrical and Electronics
Learn more about 7 electrical and electronics schools and colleges in Kyle, Watertown, Mitchell, Brookings, Sioux Falls, Mission, and Rapid City. About 200 electrical and electronics diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition price for electrical and electronics programs in SD is approximately $3,200.

Engineering
Read about 10 engineering schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell, Watertown, Brookings, Vermillion, and Spearfish. About 700 engineering degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for engineering programs in SD: $6,700.

English and Literature
We reviewed 10 English and literature schools and colleges in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Brookings, Vermillion, Mitchell, Spearfish, Madison, and Yankton. Around 200 English and literature diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition charges for English and literature programs in SD is about $10,700.

Ethnic and Cultural Studies
We reviewed 9 ethnic and cultural studies schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Spearfish, Mission, Aberdeen, Sisseton, Kyle, and Vermillion. About 100 ethnic and cultural studies diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition price for ethnic and cultural studies programs in SD is about $2,700.

Fashion
Learn more about 1 fashion school in Brookings. About 100 fashion diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for fashion degree programs in SD is about $6,600.

Firefighting
Learn more about 1 firefighting school in Rapid City. About 100 firefighting diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for firefighting programs in SD is approximately $3,300.

Flight and Aviation
Get details on 2 flight and aviation schools and colleges in Watertown and Brookings. About 100 flight and aviation degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for flight and aviation programs in SD is roughly $4,700.

Foreign Languages
Learn about 7 foreign languages schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Aberdeen, Vermillion, Mitchell, and Spearfish. About 100 foreign languages diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition price for foreign languages programs in SD: $18,900.

General Studies
Our listing contains 15 general studies schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Brookings, Spearfish, Rapid City, Madison, Yankton, and 9 other cities. About 300 general studies diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition price for general studies programs in SD is approximately $7,900.

Geography
Our listing contains 2 geography schools and colleges in Mitchell and Brookings. Approximately 100 geography diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition for geography degree programs in SD is roughly $5,800.

Geology
Learn more about 2 geology schools and colleges in Vermillion and Rapid City. Approximately 100 geology diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition cost for geology degree programs in SD is roughly $7,500.

Gerontology
We reviewed 1 gerontology school in Aberdeen. Around 100 gerontology degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for gerontology programs in SD - $6,300.

Graphic Design and Animation
We reviewed 8 graphic design and animation schools and colleges in Ellsworth Air Force Base, Spearfish, Mitchell, Brookings, Sioux Falls, Madison, Yankton, and Rapid City. About 100 graphic design and animation diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for graphic design and animation degree programs in SD is roughly $5,800.

History
Get details on 10 history schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Vermillion, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Spearfish, Mitchell, and Yankton. Approximately 200 history diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition for history degree programs in SD: $9,700.

HVAC
Our directory contains 4 HVAC schools and colleges in Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Kyle, and Rapid City. Around 100 HVAC diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for HVAC programs in SD is approximately $3,000.

Industrial Technologies
Learn more about 6 industrial technologies schools and colleges in Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Brookings, Watertown, Rapid City, and Spearfish. Around 300 industrial technologies degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for industrial technologies degree programs in SD: $3,200.

Installation and Repair
Our directory contains 2 installation and repair schools and colleges in Sioux Falls and Mission. Approximately 100 installation and repair diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition charges for installation and repair programs in SD - $2,700.

Interior Design
Get details on 1 interior design school in Brookings. About 100 interior design degrees are granted each year. Average tuition charges for interior design programs in SD: $6,600.

Laboratory Assistance
Read information about 10 laboratory assistance schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Watertown, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Vermillion, Mitchell, and Yankton. Approximately 200 laboratory assistance diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition cost for laboratory assistance programs in SD is about $4,300.

Law
Learn more about 2 law schools and colleges in Vermillion and Brookings. About 100 law degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for law degree programs in SD is roughly $6,600.

Library and Museum
Read about 2 library and museum schools and colleges in Spearfish and Rapid City. Approximately 100 library and museum degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for library and museum programs in SD is approximately $4,600.

Management
Our directory contains 24 management schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell, Aberdeen, Brookings, Sisseton, Kyle, and 11 other cities. Around 1,200 management degrees are granted each year. Average tuition price for management degree programs in SD is about $11,100.

Marketing and Advertising
Our directory contains 13 marketing and advertising schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Brookings, Watertown, Madison, Vermillion, Rapid City, and 7 other cities. About 200 marketing and advertising diplomas are granted every academic year. Average tuition for marketing and advertising degree programs in SD is around $6,600.

Massage Therapy and Chiropractic
We list 3 massage therapy and chiropractic schools and colleges in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. About 100 massage therapy and chiropractic diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition charges for massage therapy and chiropractic programs in SD - $13,300.

Mathematics
Our directory contains 10 mathematics schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Spearfish, Mitchell, Aberdeen, Yankton, Madison, Vermillion, and Rapid City. Around 200 mathematics degrees are granted each year. Average tuition cost for mathematics programs in SD: $10,000.

Medical
We list 25 medical schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell, Yankton, Brookings, Sisseton, Kyle, and 10 other cities. Approximately 800 medical degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for medical programs in SD is about $8,100.

Medical Assistant
We reviewed 19 medical assistant schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Brookings, Watertown, Madison, Vermillion, and 8 more cities. About 700 medical assistant degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for medical assistant programs in SD is approximately $5,500.

Meteorology
Our directory contains 1 meteorology school in Rapid City. Approximately 100 meteorology degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition cost for meteorology programs in SD: $7,600.

Music
We reviewed 8 music schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Yankton, Aberdeen, Vermillion, Mitchell, and Spearfish. Approximately 100 music diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for music programs in SD - $8,800.

Natural Resources and Environment
We reviewed 12 natural resources and environment schools and colleges in Rapid City, Brookings, Vermillion, Sioux Falls, Mission, Aberdeen, Spearfish, and 8 other cities. Approximately 200 natural resources and environment degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition price for natural resources and environment programs in SD - $6,200.

Nursing
Read information about 15 nursing schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Brookings, Watertown, Mission, Aberdeen, Vermillion, and 8 more cities. About 1,400 nursing diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition for nursing programs in SD: $9,600.

Occupational Safety and Health
We reviewed 1 occupational safety and health school in Rapid City.

Occupational Therapy
Learn more about 11 occupational therapy schools and colleges in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Brookings, Vermillion, Mitchell, Yankton, Spearfish, Madison, and Watertown. Approximately 300 occupational therapy diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition price for occupational therapy degree programs in SD: $12,600.

Office and Clerical Services
Read about 6 office and clerical services schools and colleges in Madison, Mitchell, Kyle, Yankton, Mission, and Sioux Falls. Approximately 100 office and clerical services degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for office and clerical services programs in SD: $4,800.

Paralegal
Read about 6 paralegal schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Mission. Approximately 100 paralegal diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for paralegal degree programs in SD - $11,300.

Pharmacy
Learn more about 4 pharmacy schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Brookings. Around 200 pharmacy degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for pharmacy degree programs in SD is approximately $6,200.

Philosophy
Learn more about 4 philosophy schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, and Vermillion. Approximately 100 philosophy diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition cost for philosophy programs in SD is approximately $19,200.

Photography
Read information about 1 photography school in Spearfish. Approximately 100 photography diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition for photography degree programs in SD: $6,300.

Physical Therapy
We reviewed 2 physical therapy schools and colleges in Watertown and Vermillion. About 100 physical therapy degrees are granted each year. Average tuition for physical therapy degree programs in SD - $4,800.

Physics
Read about 6 physics schools and colleges in Madison, Sioux Falls, Brookings, Vermillion, Rapid City, and Spearfish. Around 100 physics degrees are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for physics programs in SD is roughly $9,700.

Political Science
We list 6 political science schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Spearfish, Aberdeen, and Vermillion. Around 200 political science degrees are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for political science programs in SD is about $10,700.

Printing and Publishing
Read information about 1 printing and publishing school in Yankton.

Psychology
Get details on 14 psychology schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Brookings, Yankton, Sisseton, Mission, Vermillion, and 7 other cities. Approximately 500 psychology diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition for psychology degree programs in SD is around $9,600.

Radiology Technology
Our directory contains 7 radiology technology schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Yankton, Mitchell, and Aberdeen. Around 100 radiology technology degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for radiology technology programs in SD is approximately $12,900.

Recreation and Leisure
Learn about 5 recreation and leisure schools and colleges in Brookings, Vermillion, Aberdeen, Spearfish, and Yankton. Approximately 100 recreation and leisure diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition charges for recreation and leisure degree programs in SD is about $7,400.

Resort and Hospitality
Detailed information about 3 resort and hospitality schools and colleges in Rapid City, Brookings, and Spearfish. Approximately 100 resort and hospitality diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition charges for resort and hospitality degree programs in SD - $6,500.

Retailing and Wholesaling
Read about 4 retailing and wholesaling schools and colleges in Mitchell, Spearfish, Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls. Approximately 100 retailing and wholesaling degrees are granted each year. Average tuition cost for retailing and wholesaling degree programs in SD is around $10,000.

Sculpture
Read information about 1 sculpture school in Brookings. About 100 sculpture degrees are granted every year. Average tuition for sculpture degree programs in SD is approximately $6,600.

Social Work
Get details on 13 social work schools and colleges in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Brookings, Yankton, Spearfish, Mission, and 7 more cities. About 400 social work diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition charges for social work programs in SD is about $7,600.

Sociology and Anthropology
Read about 8 sociology and anthropology schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Spearfish, Aberdeen, Yankton, and Vermillion. Around 200 sociology and anthropology diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for sociology and anthropology programs in SD is roughly $11,400.

Theater and Drama
Learn about 6 theater and drama schools and colleges in Brookings, Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Yankton, Mitchell, and Vermillion. Around 100 theater and drama diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition for theater and drama programs in SD is about $11,100.

Theology and Religion
Read information about 6 theology and religion schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Yankton, and Aberdeen. Approximately 100 theology and religion degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for theology and religion programs in SD is approximately $27,900.

Urban Development
Our listing contains 1 urban development school in Brookings.

Veterinary
Our directory contains 2 veterinary schools and colleges in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. About 100 veterinary diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition for veterinary programs in SD is around $13,600.

Welding
Read information about 3 welding schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, and Watertown. About 100 welding diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition price for welding programs in SD is approximately $2,800.

Work and Family Studies
We reviewed 4 work and family studies schools and colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, and Sisseton. Around 200 work and family studies degrees are granted each year. Average tuition cost for work and family studies programs in SD is approximately $5,600.

South Dakota Colleges by City

Aberdeen
- 2 colleges

Brookings
- 1 college

Ellsworth Air Force Base
- 1 college

Kyle
- 1 college

Madison
- 1 college

Mission
- 1 college

Mitchell
- 2 colleges

Rapid City
- 5 colleges

Sioux Falls
- 11 colleges

Sisseton
- 1 college

Spearfish
- 1 college

Vermillion
- 1 college

Watertown
- 1 college

Yankton
- 2 colleges