College Costs in South Dakota

The 2022 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 $11,294 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is $3,627 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 $253 from the 2019-2020 average of $11,041 and represents a 2.29% 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 8,301 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,697. 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 2020-2021 academic year.

Explore South Dakota Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$3,630 NA NA
University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$19,170 NA NA
University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota

$7,697 49 20
Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, South Dakota

$3,388 NA NA