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 2015-2016 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 $307 from the 2014-2015 average of $9,407 and represents a 3.26% 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 9,149 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,341. Augustana College is the most expensive in South Dakota with an in-state tuition of $29,624.

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 2015-2016 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Explore South Dakota Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Augustana College
Sioux Falls, 1,594 Students
$29,624 62 68
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, 2,311 Students
$4,170 20 35
Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, 53 Students
$10,440 n/a n/a
Dakota State University
Madison, 1,241 Students
$4,170 30 54
Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, 697 Students
$24,550 50 65
Globe University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, 105 Students
$14,040 n/a n/a
Kilian Community College
Sioux Falls, 30 Students
$10,980 n/a n/a
Lake Area Technical Institute
Watertown, 1,400 Students
$2,616 n/a n/a
Mitchell Technical Institute
Mitchell, 894 Students
$3,270 n/a n/a
Mount Marty College
Yankton, 639 Students
$22,336 38 48
National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension
Ellsworth AFB, 46 Students
$6,000 n/a n/a
National American University Rapid City
Rapid City, 172 Students
$12,852 n/a n/a
National American University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, 78 Students
$12,204 n/a n/a
Northern State University
Aberdeen, 1,533 Students
$4,170 33 57
Oglala Lakota College
Kyle, 797 Students
$2,016 n/a n/a
Presentation College
Aberdeen, 503 Students
$17,990 33 36
Sinte Gleska University
Mission, 305 Students
$2,640 n/a n/a
Sisseton Wahpeton College
Sisseton, 101 Students
$3,750 n/a n/a
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, 2,287 Students
$4,530 48 63
South Dakota State University
Brookings, 9,149 Students
$4,341 47 67

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