Universities & Colleges in South Dakota

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
South Dakota State University (Brookings) 14785$10454 / $13590$10454 / $17772
University of South Dakota (Vermillion) 12904$10454 / $13590$8363 / $13590
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Rapid City) 3076$11499 / $16727$12545 / $20908
Augustana University (Sioux Falls) 2282$35545 / $35545$36590 / $36590
Northern State University (Aberdeen) 4770$9409 / $12545$7318 / $12545
Dakota State University (Madison) 5315$10454 / $13590$7318 / $12545
Presentation College (Aberdeen) 806$22999 / $22999$18818 / $18818
University of Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls) 1482$28227 / $28227$7318 / $7318
Black Hills State University (Spearfish) 4395$9409 / $11499$8363 / $8363
Dakota Wesleyan University (Mitchell) 991$26136 / $26136$7318 / $7318
Mount Marty College (Yankton) 1763$30318 / $30318$9409 / $9409
National American University-Rapid City (Rapid City) 1298$14636 / $14636$N/A / $N/A
National American University-Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls) 503$13590 / $13590$N/A / $N/A
Sioux Falls Seminary (Sioux Falls) 201$N/A / $N/A$16727 / $16727
Oglala Lakota College (Kyle) 1818$3136 / $3136$3136 / $3136
National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension (Ellsworth Air Force ) 235$7318 / $7318$N/A / $N/A
Colorado Technical University-Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls) 28$11499 / $11499$12545 / $12545
Sinte Gleska University (Mission) 896$4181 / $4181$3136 / $3136

*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
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South Dakota

South Dakota is located towards America's mid western part. The city of Pierre is the capital and the Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state. The state's approximate population in the year 2019 was found out to be nearly 886,000.

South Dakota has a 4 season climate. The temperature highs range between 40's and the 90's while the temperature lows range below 0, right up to the 60's, which depends upon the season. The summers in South Dakota last from June until September and are generally warm; the days are sometimes hot while the nights are comparatively cooler.

Ranging from private liberal small art colleges such as the Augustana College, which is known and is one of the best in this region, to the bigger public system that consists of the famous South Dakota State University as well as the University of South Dakota, along with other smaller institutions.

The South Dakota State University plays host to almost 12,700 students and offers around 12 PhD and 30 masters programs with 175 kinds of fields of study. There are more than 33 schools/educational institutions in South Dakota and about 1,200 degree and certificate programs to choose from in all. At the University of South Dakota, which is almost 150 years old now and one of the state's oldest, there are 134 undergraduate courses/programs to take your pick from, while for students seeking a graduate degree have nearly 62 programs to choose from. Students who want a substitute for the campus life can pursue some distance and off-campus programs in health sciences, business, education and arts and sciences.

If you decide to pursue a degree in nursing, healthcare or business, you'll actually be studying and learning one of the state's most loved subjects for undergraduates.

The tuition fee here in the state of South Dakota is a little reasonable than most of the American states. Like, the fee at the South Dakota State University for a undergraduate program for a resident of the state is around $9,000 apart from other expenditures while for the non-residents it's around $11,000 plus additional expenses (residence, meals etc).

Insurance and Finance is one of the leading industries in South Dakota, which accounts for more than 17% of the state's gross product. Some other big industries here are social services and health care, manufacturing, real estate, retail, forestry, agriculture, hunting and fishing. Black Hill Corporation is biggest public company in South Dakota. Other major employers are Avera Medical, Sanford Medical, State Government.

Educational, healthcare, retail and government sectors employ the maximum number of people. The median salary in the state of South Dakota is anywhere between $32K to up to $60K per year.