South Dakota In State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in South Dakota by In State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in South Dakota by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of South Dakota these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in South Dakota list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our South Dakota tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in South Dakota are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in South Dakota? Leading the colleges list is Oglala Lakota College in Kyle with an in state total cost of $11,084.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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South Dakota's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
College In State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, Public Not For Profit

$11,084 NA NA
#2 Sinte Gleska University

Mission, Private Not For Profit

$14,154 NA NA
#3 National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension

Ellsworth AFB, Private For Profit

$14,634 NA NA
#4 Black Hills State University

Spearfish, Public Not For Profit

$17,351 26 3
#5 Dakota State University

Madison, Public Not For Profit

$17,769 43 15
#6 South Dakota State University

Brookings, Public Not For Profit

$18,419 52 23
#7 Northern State University

Aberdeen, Public Not For Profit

$18,875 37 12
#8 University of South Dakota

Vermillion, Public Not For Profit

$18,941 46 19
#9 Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, Private For Profit

$19,034 NA NA
#10 Globe University Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, Private For Profit

$20,664 NA NA
#11 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, Public Not For Profit

$21,580 58 28
#12 National American University Rapid City

Rapid City, Private For Profit

$23,559 NA NA
#13 National American University Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, Private For Profit

$23,559 NA NA
#14 University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, Private Not For Profit

$27,410 45 27
#15 Presentation College

Aberdeen, Private Not For Profit

$32,452 37 12
#16 Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, Private Not For Profit

$37,050 38 19
#17 Mount Marty College

Yankton, Private Not For Profit

$37,472 41 44
#18 Augustana University

Sioux Falls, Private Not For Profit

$43,338 64 79