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Cheapest Colleges in South Dakota by In State Tuition

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 tuition. 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 tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in South Dakota are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2016/2017 school year.

What is the cheapest college in South Dakota? Leading the colleges list is Oglala Lakota College in Kyle with an in state tuition of $2,016.

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 Tuition
In State Tuition College Rating $Value
$2,016
In State Tuition
1) Oglala Lakota College
Kyle, Public Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$2,640
In State Tuition
2) Sinte Gleska University
Mission, Private Not For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,000
In State Tuition
3) National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension
Ellsworth AFB, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$6,984
In State Tuition
4) Black Hills State University
Spearfish, Public Not For Profit
21 38
$6,984
In State Tuition
5) Dakota State University
Madison, Public Not For Profit
34 59
$6,984
In State Tuition
6) Northern State University
Aberdeen, Public Not For Profit
44 67
$7,155
In State Tuition
7) South Dakota State University
Brookings, Public Not For Profit
47 67
$7,155
In State Tuition
8) University of South Dakota
Vermillion, Public Not For Profit
46 66
$7,340
In State Tuition
9) South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, Public Not For Profit
51 66
$10,440
In State Tuition
10) Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$12,528
In State Tuition
11) National American University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$13,194
In State Tuition
12) National American University Rapid City
Rapid City, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$14,040
In State Tuition
13) Globe University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private For Profit
n/a n/a
$18,710
In State Tuition
14) Presentation College
Aberdeen, Private Not For Profit
32 35
$23,230
In State Tuition
15) Mount Marty College
Yankton, Private Not For Profit
48 59
$25,750
In State Tuition
16) Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, Private Not For Profit
38 54
$27,160
In State Tuition
17) University of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private Not For Profit
42 54
$30,454
In State Tuition
18) Augustana College
Sioux Falls, Private Not For Profit
73 72

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