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23 Colleges
2,160 Yearly Graduations
$41,366 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,523 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 2,160 students received a trade school degree from a college in South Dakota, making it rank #45 in terms of graduations. South Dakota colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $10,341 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $11,192 per year.

About 71% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,131 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
518 Yearly Degrees
$6,862 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lake Area Technical Institute is 2,217, which includes 1,509 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 87% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,065 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#2

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
449 Yearly Degrees
$7,470 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,330 students at Southeast Tech in total, 1,205 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

66% of Southeast Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,505 a year. Southeast Tech has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,200 during the early-career years.

#3

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
313 Yearly Degrees
$7,359 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mitchell Technical College is 1,162, which includes 855 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,378 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mitchell Tech is $37,000.

#4

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
276 Yearly Degrees
$8,274 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,324 students at Western Dakota Tech in total, 584 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

64% of Western Dakota Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,940 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,700 during the early-career years.

#5

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
200 Yearly Degrees
$9,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,459 students at USD in total, 7,103 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,741 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at USD is 4.3 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

64% of USD students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,533 a year. USD has a 4.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,200 during the early-career years.

#6

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
91 Yearly Degrees
$9,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,405 students at South Dakota State in total, 9,976 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,788 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at South Dakota State is 4.4 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

65% of South Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,374 a year. South Dakota State has a 3.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from South Dakota State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Stewart School

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees

There are 133 full-time undergraduates at Stewart School, and 133 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

71% of Stewart School students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,533 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stewart School is $22,200.

#8

Headlines Academy Inc

Rapid City, South Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
44 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Headlines Academy Inc is 77, which includes 77 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Headlines Academy Inc is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 79% of students at Headlines Academy Inc take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,678 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,600 during the early-career years.

#9

Black Hills Beauty College

Rapid City, South Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Black Hills Beauty College is 48, which includes 45 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Roughly 71% of students at Black Hills Beauty College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,408 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Black Hills Beauty College is $19,900.

#10

Presentation College

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
32 Yearly Degrees
$21,375 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Presentation College is 625, of which 598 students are undergraduates and of those, 393 are full-time. For undergraduates at Presentation College, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 80% of accepted students are men, and 20% are women.

71% of Presentation College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,063 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,600 during the early-career years.

#11

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$9,536 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,186 students at Dakota State in total, 2,740 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,495 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Dakota State is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 66% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,649 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dakota State is $33,300.

#12

Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
19 Yearly Degrees
$2,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Oglala Lakota College is 1,251, of which 1,222 students are undergraduates and of those, 637 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Oglala Lakota College is 5.5 years.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,600 during the early-career years.

#13

Sinte Gleska University

Mission, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$3,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 438 students at Sinte Gleska University in total, 375 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 156 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Sinte Gleska University. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,200 during the early-career years.

#14

Sanford Medical Center

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
12 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Sanford Medical Center is 27, which includes 27 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#15

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
11 Yearly Degrees
$19,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,628 students at University of Sioux Falls in total, 1,354 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,182 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,123 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,100 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees
$2,600 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is 24, which includes 24 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

#17

Mount Marty University

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$29,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,167 students at Mount Marty in total, 987 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 595 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 61% of accepted students are men, and 39% are women.

72% of Mount Marty students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,546 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mount Marty is $32,500.

#17

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$29,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dakota Wesleyan University is 933, of which 781 students are undergraduates and of those, 628 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 67% are men and 33% are women.

Approximately 98% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,616 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

#19

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5 Yearly Degrees
$2,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is 16, which includes 16 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

#20

Sisseton Wahpeton College

Sisseton, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
2 Yearly Degrees
$4,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 125 students at Sisseton Wahpeton College in total, 65 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sisseton Wahpeton College is $13,700.

#21

Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$8,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northern State University is 3,431, of which 2,968 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,149 are full-time. For undergraduates at NSU, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

62% of NSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,286 a year. NSU has a 6.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NSU is $32,100.

#21

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$8,672 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,608 students at BHSU in total, 3,413 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,794 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

65% of BHSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,878 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from BHSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$35,884 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Augustana University is 2,019, of which 1,735 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,665 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Augustana Sioux Falls is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,647 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Augustana Sioux Falls is $37,700.

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