College Costs in South Dakota

The 2023 Directory of South Dakota Colleges and Prices

South Dakota Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in South Dakota?   The average annual in-state college tuition in South Dakota was $11,449 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $3,681 lower than the U.S. average and ranks South Dakota in the middle of the pack as the 38th most expensive and 15th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $408 from the 2019-2020 average of $11,041 and represents a 3.7% 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 8,090 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,773. Augustana University is the most expensive in South Dakota with an in-state tuition of $34,934.

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.

<Academic 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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore South Dakota Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$34,934 62 76
Black Hills State University

Spearfish, South Dakota

$7,700 22 1
Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$10,440 NA NA
Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota

$7,616 38 8
Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota

$29,700 39 30
Globe University Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$14,040 NA NA
Kilian Community College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$10,980 NA NA
Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota

$3,720 NA NA
Mitchell Technical Institute

Mitchell, South Dakota

$4,092 NA NA
Mount Marty College

Yankton, South Dakota

$27,720 41 47
National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension

Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

$6,000 NA NA
National American University Rapid City

Rapid City, South Dakota

$14,985 NA NA
National American University Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$15,000 NA NA
Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota

$7,616 40 14
Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, South Dakota

$2,016 NA NA
Presentation College

Aberdeen, South Dakota

$21,626 31 5
Sinte Gleska University

Mission, South Dakota

$2,640 NA NA
Sisseton Wahpeton College

Sisseton, South Dakota

$3,850 NA NA
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, South Dakota

$7,820 62 41
South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota

$7,773 49 16