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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 terms of yearly trade school graduations, South Dakota is ranked #45 in the country with 2,160 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in South Dakota is $10,341 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $11,192 a 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

There are 2,217 students at LATI in total, 1,509 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

87% of LATI students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

Students who graduate from LATI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Southeast Technical College

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

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

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Southeast Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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. Mitchell Tech has a 7.9% 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 $37,000 during the early-career years.

#4

Western Dakota Technical Institute

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

The total student population at Western Dakota Technical Institute is 1,324, which includes 584 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 64% of students at Western Dakota Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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 7,103 undergraduates at USD, of which 4,741 are full-time, and there are 9,459 students altogether. It takes the average USD undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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 typical student loan amount is $7,533 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from USD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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. It takes the average South Dakota State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average 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.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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. Students tend to stick around at Headlines Academy Inc. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Roughly 79% of students at Headlines Academy Inc take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Headlines Academy Inc is $17,600.

#9

Black Hills Beauty College

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

There are 48 students at Black Hills Beauty College in total, 45 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,900 during the early-career years.

#10

Presentation College

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

There are 598 undergraduates at Presentation College, of which 393 are full-time, and there are 625 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,063 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Presentation College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Dakota State University

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

The total student population at Dakota State University is 3,186, of which 2,740 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,495 are full-time. For undergraduates at Dakota State, the average graduation time 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.

67% of Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,649 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 1,251 students at Oglala Lakota College in total, 1,222 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 637 are full-time. For undergraduates at Oglala Lakota College, the average graduation time is 5.5 years.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Oglala Lakota College is $15,600.

#13

Sinte Gleska University

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

The total student population at Sinte Gleska University is 438, of which 375 students are undergraduates and of those, 156 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Sinte Gleska University is 4.0 years.

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

There are 27 students at Sanford Medical Center in total, 27 are 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 1,354 undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls, of which 1,182 are full-time, and there are 1,628 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Sioux Falls is 4.2 years.

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

81% of University of Sioux Falls students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,123 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from University of Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

The total student population at Mount Marty University is 1,167, of which 987 students are undergraduates and of those, 595 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mount Marty is 4.2 years.

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 average amount of student loans 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. For undergraduates at Dakota Wesleyan University, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 67% are men and 33% are women.

98% of Dakota Wesleyan University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 65 full-time undergraduates at Sisseton Wahpeton College, and 125 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $13,700 during the early-career years.

#21

Northern State University

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

There are 2,968 undergraduates at NSU, of which 1,149 are full-time, and there are 3,431 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

Roughly 62% of students at NSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,286 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

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

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,878 a year. BHSU has a 8.2% 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 $29,900 during the early-career years.

#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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,647 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Augustana Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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