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South Dakota Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in South Dakota?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in South Dakota was $6,524 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of $2,562 from the 2015-2016 average of $3,962 and represents a 64.66% annual increase. The list of South Dakota public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of South Dakota and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 12 public colleges and universities in South Dakota, the most popular being South Dakota State University with 9,001 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,191. Black Hills State University is the most expensive public school in South Dakota with an in-state tuition of $7,514.

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 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore South Dakota Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, 2,250 Students
$7,514 27 53
Dakota State University
Madison, 1,363 Students
$7,191 35 59
Lake Area Technical Institute
Watertown, 1,600 Students
$2,736 - -
Mitchell Technical Institute
Mitchell, 843 Students
$3,648 - -
Northern State University
Aberdeen, 1,443 Students
$7,191 32 55
Oglala Lakota College
Kyle, 774 Students
$2,016 - -
Sisseton Wahpeton College
Sisseton, 91 Students
$3,750 - -
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, 2,221 Students
$7,380 51 66
South Dakota State University
Brookings, 9,001 Students
$7,191 47 67
Southeast Technical Institute
Sioux Falls, 1,345 Students
$2,964 - -
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, 6,253 Students
$7,191 43 64
Western Dakota Technical Institute
Rapid City, 653 Students
$3,648 - -