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 Major

Accounting and Finance
Learn about 21 accounting and finance schools in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Sisseton, Kyle, Vermillion, and 10 more cities. About 400 accounting and finance degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition cost for accounting and finance degree programs in SD is around $9,400.

Aerospace and Aeronautical
Get details on 1 aerospace and aeronautical college in Brookings. Approximately 100 aerospace and aeronautical diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition for aerospace and aeronautical degree programs in SD is about $6,600.

Agriculture
Read information about 6 agriculture colleges in Brookings, Yankton, Sioux Falls, Watertown, Mitchell, and Sisseton. About 600 agriculture diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition price for agriculture programs in SD is approximately $5,400.

Architecture
We reviewed 4 architecture colleges in Rapid City, Brookings, and Sioux Falls. About 100 architecture diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for architecture programs in SD - $4,700.

Art
Detailed information about 8 art colleges in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Spearfish, Mission, Brookings, Vermillion, and Mitchell. About 100 art diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for art programs in SD: $10,200.

Automotive and Mechanic
Read about 5 automotive and mechanic colleges in Watertown, Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Kyle, and Rapid City. Around 300 automotive and mechanic degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition charges for automotive and mechanic programs in SD is roughly $2,800.

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

Broadcasting
Read about 1 broadcasting school in Mitchell. Approximately 100 broadcasting diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition for broadcasting programs in SD is about $3,300.

Business
Our listing contains 23 business colleges in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Rapid City, Mitchell, Mission, Yankton, Ellsworth Air Force Base, and 11 more cities. Approximately 1,200 business diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for business programs in SD is about $9,800.

Carpentry
We list 1 carpentry college in Kyle.

Chemistry
Our directory contains 10 chemistry schools in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Mitchell, Yankton, Brookings, Vermillion, Rapid City, and Spearfish. Approximately 200 chemistry diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition for chemistry programs in SD is about $10,500.

Communication and Journalism
Detailed information about 8 communication and journalism schools in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Aberdeen, Vermillion, Spearfish, and Brookings. Approximately 300 communication and journalism degrees are granted every year. Average tuition for communication and journalism degree programs in SD: $8,200.

Computer Science
Our directory contains 22 computer science schools in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell, Sisseton, Brookings, Kyle, Watertown, and 10 other cities. Around 600 computer science diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for computer science degree programs in SD - $6,400.

Construction
We list 9 construction colleges in Spearfish, Rapid City, Kyle, Sisseton, Mitchell, Brookings, Watertown, Sioux Falls, and Mission. Around 200 construction diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for construction degree programs in SD is roughly $3,800.

Cosmetology
Our listing contains 6 cosmetology colleges in Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown. Approximately 200 cosmetology diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition cost for cosmetology programs in SD - $6,600.

Court Reporting
Read information about 1 court reporting school in Sioux Falls.

Criminal Justice
Our listing contains 13 criminal justice schools in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Ellsworth Air Force Base, Vermillion, Mitchell, Mission, and Yankton. About 300 criminal justice degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for criminal justice degree programs in SD is approximately $9,800.

Culinary
Read about 1 culinary college in Mitchell. Approximately 100 culinary degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition for culinary programs in SD is roughly $3,300.

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

Dental
Our listing contains 2 dental schools in Vermillion and Watertown. About 100 dental diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition charges for dental degree programs in SD is approximately $4,300.

Economics
Read about 4 economics schools in Brookings, Vermillion, Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls. Approximately 200 economics degrees are granted every academic year. Average tuition cost for economics degree programs in SD is approximately $7,300.

Education
Read about 14 education schools in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Spearfish, Mitchell, Kyle, Yankton, Sisseton, and 8 other cities. Around 1,200 education diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition cost for education programs in SD is approximately $11,300.

Electrical and Electronics
We list 7 electrical and electronics schools in Rapid City, Kyle, Watertown, Mitchell, Brookings, Sioux Falls, and Mission. About 200 electrical and electronics diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition for electrical and electronics programs in SD is approximately $3,200.

Engineering
We list 10 engineering colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Brookings, Vermillion, Spearfish, Mitchell, and Watertown. Approximately 700 engineering diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition price for engineering programs in SD is around $6,700.

English and Literature
Learn more about 10 english and literature colleges in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Brookings, Vermillion, Mitchell, Spearfish, Madison, and Yankton. About 200 english and literature diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for english and literature degree programs in SD is about $10,700.

Ethnic and Cultural Studies
Read information about 9 ethnic and cultural studies schools in Sioux Falls, Mission, Aberdeen, Sisseton, Kyle, Vermillion, Brookings, and Spearfish. About 100 ethnic and cultural studies diplomas are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for ethnic and cultural studies degree programs in SD is approximately $2,700.

Fashion
Learn more about 1 fashion college in Brookings. Around 100 fashion diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition charges for fashion degree programs in SD: $6,600.

Firefighting
Get details on 1 firefighting college in Rapid City. About 100 firefighting degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for firefighting programs in SD - $3,300.

Flight and Aviation
Our directory contains 2 flight and aviation schools in Watertown and Brookings. Approximately 100 flight and aviation degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for flight and aviation degree programs in SD is approximately $4,700.

Foreign Languages
Learn about 7 foreign languages schools in Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Brookings, Aberdeen, Vermillion, and Mitchell. Around 100 foreign languages degrees are granted every year. Average tuition charges for foreign languages programs in SD is roughly $18,900.

General Studies
Read about 15 general studies schools in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Brookings, Spearfish, Rapid City, Madison, Yankton, and 9 more cities. Approximately 300 general studies diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition for general studies programs in SD: $7,900.

Geography
Read about 2 geography colleges in Mitchell and Brookings. About 100 geography diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for geography degree programs in SD is roughly $5,800.

Geology
Get details on 2 geology colleges in Vermillion and Rapid City. Approximately 100 geology diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition for geology programs in SD is roughly $7,500.

Gerontology
Our directory contains 1 gerontology school in Aberdeen. Around 100 gerontology diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for gerontology programs in SD is approximately $6,300.

Graphic Design and Animation
Learn more about 8 graphic design and animation schools in Spearfish, Mitchell, Brookings, Sioux Falls, Madison, Yankton, Rapid City, and Ellsworth Air Force Base. Around 100 graphic design and animation diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition charges for graphic design and animation degree programs in SD is roughly $5,800.

History
Our listing contains 10 history colleges in Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Mitchell, Yankton, Brookings, Vermillion, Rapid City, and Aberdeen. About 200 history diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition price for history programs in SD: $9,700.

HVAC
Read information about 4 hvac colleges in Sioux Falls, Kyle, Rapid City, and Mitchell. Around 100 hvac diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for hvac degree programs in SD is approximately $3,000.

Industrial Technologies
Learn about 6 industrial technologies colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Watertown, Rapid City, Spearfish, and Mitchell. Around 300 industrial technologies diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for industrial technologies programs in SD is around $3,200.

Installation and Repair
Read about 2 installation and repair schools in Mission and Sioux Falls. About 100 installation and repair diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition for installation and repair programs in SD is approximately $2,700.

Interior Design
We list 1 interior design school in Brookings. About 100 interior design diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition price for interior design degree programs in SD is around $6,600.

Laboratory Assistance
Detailed information about 10 laboratory assistance schools in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Vermillion, Mitchell, Yankton, Brookings, and Watertown. Approximately 200 laboratory assistance degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for laboratory assistance degree programs in SD: $4,300.

Law
Read about 2 law schools in Vermillion and Brookings. About 100 law degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for law degree programs in SD is around $6,600.

Library and Museum
Read information about 2 library and museum colleges in Spearfish and Rapid City. About 100 library and museum degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for library and museum programs in SD is roughly $4,600.

Management
We list 24 management schools in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Mitchell, Mission, Yankton, Ellsworth Air Force Base, and 11 other cities. Around 1,200 management diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for management programs in SD is around $11,100.

Marketing and Advertising
We reviewed 13 marketing and advertising colleges in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Brookings, Watertown, Madison, Vermillion, Rapid City, and 7 more cities. About 200 marketing and advertising degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for marketing and advertising programs in SD is approximately $6,600.

Massage Therapy and Chiropractic
We reviewed 3 massage therapy and chiropractic colleges in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Around 100 massage therapy and chiropractic degrees are granted every academic year. Average tuition price for massage therapy and chiropractic degree programs in SD is around $13,300.

Mathematics
Detailed information about 10 mathematics schools in Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Mitchell, Aberdeen, Yankton, Madison, Vermillion, Rapid City, and Brookings. About 200 mathematics diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition price for mathematics degree programs in SD - $10,000.

Medical
Learn more about 25 medical schools in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Yankton, Mitchell, Kyle, Watertown, Aberdeen, and 10 other cities. Around 800 medical diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition charges for medical degree programs in SD - $8,100.

Medical Assistant
Get details on 19 medical assistant schools in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Rapid City, Vermillion, Mitchell, Ellsworth Air Force Base, Yankton, and 8 other cities. Around 700 medical assistant degrees are awarded every year. Average tuition charges for medical assistant degree programs in SD - $5,500.

Meteorology
Our directory contains 1 meteorology school in Rapid City. Around 100 meteorology diplomas are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for meteorology programs in SD - $7,600.

Music
Read information about 8 music colleges in Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Mitchell, Spearfish, Brookings, Yankton, and Aberdeen. About 100 music diplomas are granted every academic year. Average tuition cost for music programs in SD is about $8,800.

Natural Resources and Environment
Get details on 12 natural resources and environment colleges in Rapid City, Brookings, Vermillion, Sioux Falls, Mission, Aberdeen, Spearfish, and 8 more cities. About 200 natural resources and environment diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition for natural resources and environment degree programs in SD: $6,200.

Nursing
Learn more about 15 nursing colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mission, Aberdeen, Vermillion, Kyle, Yankton, and 8 more cities. Approximately 1,400 nursing diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition cost for nursing programs in SD is approximately $9,600.

Occupational Safety and Health
Learn about 1 occupational safety and health school in Rapid City.

Occupational Therapy
We reviewed 11 occupational therapy schools in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Madison, Watertown, Brookings, Vermillion, Mitchell, Yankton, and Spearfish. About 300 occupational therapy degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition price for occupational therapy degree programs in SD is about $12,600.

Office and Clerical Services
We reviewed 6 office and clerical services colleges in Sioux Falls, Madison, Mitchell, Kyle, Yankton, and Mission. About 100 office and clerical services degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition for office and clerical services programs in SD is approximately $4,800.

Paralegal
Read about 6 paralegal colleges in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Mission. Approximately 100 paralegal diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition for paralegal degree programs in SD is approximately $11,300.

Pharmacy
Our listing contains 4 pharmacy colleges in Sioux Falls, Brookings, and Rapid City. About 200 pharmacy degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition charges for pharmacy degree programs in SD is roughly $6,200.

Philosophy
We reviewed 4 philosophy colleges in Sioux Falls, Vermillion, and Mitchell. Around 100 philosophy diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition for philosophy degree programs in SD is around $19,200.

Photography
We reviewed 1 photography college in Spearfish. Around 100 photography diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for photography degree programs in SD is about $6,300.

Physical Therapy
Read about 2 physical therapy schools in Watertown and Vermillion. Around 100 physical therapy diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition for physical therapy programs in SD is roughly $4,800.

Physics
Our listing contains 6 physics colleges in Madison, Sioux Falls, Brookings, Vermillion, Rapid City, and Spearfish. Approximately 100 physics diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition for physics degree programs in SD is approximately $9,700.

Political Science
Read information about 6 political science colleges in Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Brookings, Spearfish, and Aberdeen. About 200 political science degrees are granted every year. Average tuition for political science degree programs in SD is approximately $10,700.

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

Psychology
We list 14 psychology colleges in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Mission, Vermillion, Kyle, Spearfish, Mitchell, and 7 more cities. About 500 psychology degrees are granted each year. Average tuition cost for psychology programs in SD is roughly $9,600.

Radiology Technology
Get details on 7 radiology technology schools in Sioux Falls, Yankton, Mitchell, and Aberdeen. Approximately 100 radiology technology degrees are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for radiology technology degree programs in SD - $12,900.

Recreation and Leisure
Get details on 5 recreation and leisure schools in Vermillion, Aberdeen, Spearfish, Yankton, and Brookings. Around 100 recreation and leisure degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for recreation and leisure degree programs in SD - $7,400.

Resort and Hospitality
Read information about 3 resort and hospitality schools in Brookings, Spearfish, and Rapid City. About 100 resort and hospitality diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition cost for resort and hospitality degree programs in SD - $6,500.

Retailing and Wholesaling
We list 4 retailing and wholesaling schools in Mitchell, Spearfish, Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls. About 100 retailing and wholesaling degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for retailing and wholesaling degree programs in SD is approximately $10,000.

Sculpture
Read information about 1 sculpture college in Brookings. Approximately 100 sculpture diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for sculpture programs in SD: $6,600.

Social Work
Read information about 13 social work colleges in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Brookings, Yankton, Spearfish, Mission, and 7 more cities. Approximately 400 social work diplomas and certificates are awarded every year. Average tuition for social work degree programs in SD is roughly $7,600.

Sociology and Anthropology
Learn more about 8 sociology and anthropology schools in Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Brookings, Spearfish, Aberdeen, and Yankton. Around 200 sociology and anthropology diplomas are granted each year. Average tuition cost for sociology and anthropology programs in SD - $11,400.

Theater and Drama
Learn more about 6 theater and drama colleges in Vermillion, Brookings, Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Yankton, and Mitchell. About 100 theater and drama degrees are awarded every year. Average tuition price for theater and drama degree programs in SD: $11,100.

Theology and Religion
Read information about 6 theology and religion schools in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Mitchell, and Yankton. About 100 theology and religion diplomas are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for theology and religion degree programs in SD is about $27,900.

Urban Development
We reviewed 1 urban development college in Brookings.

Veterinary
Our listing contains 2 veterinary schools in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Approximately 100 veterinary diplomas and certificates are awarded each year. Average tuition for veterinary degree programs in SD is about $13,600.

Welding
Our listing contains 3 welding colleges in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, and Watertown. About 100 welding diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition price for welding programs in SD is approximately $2,800.

Work and Family Studies
Learn more about 4 work and family studies schools in Sioux Falls, Brookings, and Sisseton. About 200 work and family studies diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for work and family studies programs in SD is around $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