South Dakota Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend community college in South Dakota?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in South Dakota was $4,620 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of $203 from the 2015-2016 average of $4,417 and represents a 4.6% annual increase. The list of South Dakota community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 5 community colleges and universities in South Dakota, the most popular being Lake Area Technical Institute with 1,566 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $2,784. Sisseton Wahpeton College is the most expensive community school in South Dakota with an in-state tuition of $3,750.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore South Dakota Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
Lake Area Technical Institute
Watertown, 1,566 Students
$2,784 - -
Mitchell Technical Institute
Mitchell, 840 Students
$3,712 - -
Sisseton Wahpeton College
Sisseton, 110 Students
$3,750 - -
Southeast Technical Institute
Sioux Falls, 1,405 Students
$3,016 - -
Western Dakota Technical Institute
Rapid City, 568 Students
$3,480 - -