Public Colleges in South Dakota

The 2023 Directory of South Dakota Public Colleges and Costs

South Dakota Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in South Dakota?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in South Dakota was $6,902 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of ($113) from the 2019-2020 average of $7,015 and represents a -1.61% annual decline. The list of South Dakota public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of South Dakota and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 12 public 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. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is the most expensive public school in South Dakota with an in-state tuition of $7,820.

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
Black Hills State University

Spearfish, South Dakota

$7,700 22 1
Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota

$7,616 38 8
Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota

$3,720 NA NA
Mitchell Technical Institute

Mitchell, South Dakota

$4,092 NA NA
Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota

$7,616 40 14
Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, South Dakota

$2,016 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
Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$3,720 NA NA
University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota

$7,773 52 25
Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, South Dakota

$3,472 NA NA