South Dakota Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend college in South Dakota?   The average annual in-state college tuition in South Dakota was $11,094 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is $3,018 lower than the U.S. average and ranks South Dakota in the middle of the pack as the 34th most expensive and 19th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of $1,380 from the 2015-2016 average of $9,714 and represents a 14.21% 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 9,001 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,191. Augustana College is the most expensive in South Dakota with an in-state tuition of $31,450.

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
Augustana College
Sioux Falls, 1,584 Students
$31,450 69 71
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, 2,250 Students
$7,514 27 53
Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, 15 Students
$10,440 - -
Dakota State University
Madison, 1,363 Students
$7,191 35 59
Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, 698 Students
$26,700 38 54
Globe University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, 103 Students
$14,040 - -
Kilian Community College
Sioux Falls, 12 Students
$10,980 - -
Lake Area Technical Institute
Watertown, 1,600 Students
$2,736 - -
Mitchell Technical Institute
Mitchell, 843 Students
$3,648 - -
Mount Marty College
Yankton, 587 Students
$24,160 48 59
National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension
Ellsworth AFB, 45 Students
$6,000 - -
National American University Rapid City
Rapid City, 236 Students
$15,000 - -
National American University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, 59 Students
$15,000 - -
Northern State University
Aberdeen, 1,443 Students
$7,191 32 55
Oglala Lakota College
Kyle, 774 Students
$2,016 - -
Presentation College
Aberdeen, 536 Students
$19,450 14 -
Sinte Gleska University
Mission, 272 Students
$2,640 - -
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