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Cheapest Colleges in South Dakota by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of South Dakota these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in South Dakota list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our South Dakota tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in South Dakota are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2016/2017 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in South Dakota? Leading the colleges list is Oglala Lakota College in Kyle with an in state total cost of $10,184.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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South Dakota's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$10,184
In State Total Cost
1) Oglala Lakota College
Kyle, Public Not For Profit
- -
$14,154
In State Total Cost
2) Sinte Gleska University
Mission, Private Not For Profit
- -
$14,463
In State Total Cost
3) National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension
Ellsworth AFB, Private For Profit
- -
$15,899
In State Total Cost
4) Black Hills State University
Spearfish, Public Not For Profit
27 53
$16,538
In State Total Cost
5) Dakota State University
Madison, Public Not For Profit
35 59
$16,607
In State Total Cost
6) Northern State University
Aberdeen, Public Not For Profit
32 55
$17,192
In State Total Cost
7) University of South Dakota
Vermillion, Public Not For Profit
43 64
$19,034
In State Total Cost
8) Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private For Profit
- -
$19,472
In State Total Cost
9) South Dakota State University
Brookings, Public Not For Profit
47 67
$20,664
In State Total Cost
10) Globe University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private For Profit
- -
$20,880
In State Total Cost
11) South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, Public Not For Profit
51 66
$21,711
In State Total Cost
12) National American University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private For Profit
- -
$22,377
In State Total Cost
13) National American University Rapid City
Rapid City, Private For Profit
- -
$28,980
In State Total Cost
14) Presentation College
Aberdeen, Private Not For Profit
14 -
$34,072
In State Total Cost
15) Mount Marty College
Yankton, Private Not For Profit
48 59
$34,450
In State Total Cost
16) Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, Private Not For Profit
38 54
$35,250
In State Total Cost
17) University of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private Not For Profit
44 56
$39,424
In State Total Cost
18) Augustana College
Sioux Falls, Private Not For Profit
69 71

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