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Cheapest Colleges in South Dakota by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university in South Dakota but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in South Dakota for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state tuition. 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 out of state tuition 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.

The most affordable four year colleges in South Dakota are listed by one year's out of state tuition list price for the 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in South Dakota? Leading the colleges list is Oglala Lakota College in Kyle with an out of state tuition of $2,016.

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 rating methodology.

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.

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South Dakota's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
$2,016
Out of State Tuition
1) Oglala Lakota College
Kyle, Public Not For Profit
- -
$2,640
Out of State Tuition
2) Sinte Gleska University
Mission, Private Not For Profit
- -
$6,000
Out of State Tuition
3) National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension
Ellsworth AFB, Private For Profit
- -
$10,272
Out of State Tuition
4) Dakota State University
Madison, Public Not For Profit
38 56
$10,272
Out of State Tuition
5) Northern State University
Aberdeen, Public Not For Profit
35 58
$10,440
Out of State Tuition
6) Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private For Profit
- -
$10,671
Out of State Tuition
7) Black Hills State University
Spearfish, Public Not For Profit
26 43
$10,815
Out of State Tuition
8) South Dakota State University
Brookings, Public Not For Profit
49 63
$10,815
Out of State Tuition
9) University of South Dakota
Vermillion, Public Not For Profit
45 63
$11,760
Out of State Tuition
10) South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, Public Not For Profit
53 63
$14,040
Out of State Tuition
11) Globe University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private For Profit
- -
$15,000
Out of State Tuition
12) National American University Rapid City
Rapid City, Private For Profit
- -
$15,000
Out of State Tuition
13) National American University Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private For Profit
- -
$17,980
Out of State Tuition
14) University of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, Private Not For Profit
41 52
$19,995
Out of State Tuition
15) Presentation College
Aberdeen, Private Not For Profit
19 2
$25,126
Out of State Tuition
16) Mount Marty College
Yankton, Private Not For Profit
45 56
$26,700
Out of State Tuition
17) Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, Private Not For Profit
38 45
$32,488
Out of State Tuition
18) Augustana College
Sioux Falls, Private Not For Profit
72 73