Community Colleges in South Dakota

The 2023 Directory of South Dakota Community Colleges and Costs

South Dakota Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

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 $4,972 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $1,492 from the 2019-2020 average of $3,480 and represents a 42.87% 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 1,511 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $3,720. Mitchell Technical Institute is the most expensive community school in South Dakota with an in-state tuition of $4,092.

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
Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota

$3,720 NA NA
Mitchell Technical Institute

Mitchell, South Dakota

$4,092 NA NA
Sisseton Wahpeton College

Sisseton, South Dakota

$3,850 NA NA
Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$3,720 NA NA
Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, South Dakota

$3,472 NA NA