South Dakota Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2016

How much does it cost to attend college in South Dakota?   The average annual in-state college tuition in South Dakota was $9,714 for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is $3,872 lower than the U.S. average and ranks South Dakota cheaper than average as the 42nd most expensive and 11th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $9,714 from the 2015-2016 average of $0 and represents a ?% annual increase. The list of South Dakota colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 24 colleges and universities in South Dakota, the most popular being South Dakota State University with 9,090 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,155. Augustana College is the most expensive in South Dakota with an in-state tuition of $30,454.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. South Dakota colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in South Dakota or cheap South Dakota colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Explore South Dakota Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Augustana College
Sioux Falls, 1,516 Students
$30,454 73 72
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, 2,267 Students
$6,984 21 38
Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, 15 Students
$10,440 n/a n/a
Dakota State University
Madison, 1,336 Students
$6,984 34 59
Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, 719 Students
$25,750 38 54
Globe University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, 103 Students
$14,040 n/a n/a
Kilian Community College
Sioux Falls, 12 Students
$10,980 n/a n/a
Lake Area Technical Institute
Watertown, 1,548 Students
$2,616 n/a n/a
Mitchell Technical Institute
Mitchell, 850 Students
$3,488 n/a n/a
Mount Marty College
Yankton, 602 Students
$23,230 48 59
National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension
Ellsworth AFB, 28 Students
$6,000 n/a n/a
National American University Rapid City
Rapid City, 235 Students
$13,194 n/a n/a
National American University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, 77 Students
$12,528 n/a n/a
Northern State University
Aberdeen, 1,429 Students
$6,984 44 67
Oglala Lakota College
Kyle, 806 Students
$2,016 n/a n/a
Presentation College
Aberdeen, 491 Students
$18,710 32 35
Sinte Gleska University
Mission, 306 Students
$2,640 n/a n/a
Sisseton Wahpeton College
Sisseton, 83 Students
$3,750 n/a n/a
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, 2,675 Students
$7,340 51 66
South Dakota State University
Brookings, 9,090 Students
$7,155 47 67