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If you are considering going to school in the Mount Rushmore State of South Dakota, you have 33 colleges and universities to choose from. The largest school, by student population, in South Dakota is South Dakota State University, which is located in Brookings, and had 12,376 students in 2010. And the second largest school in South Dakota is University of South Dakota, which is located in Vermillion, and had 9,617 students.

Popular Courses of Study in South Dakota

When planning your educational career path, you will not only have to choose a college from among South Dakota's 33 schools, but you will also have to choose from one of the 1,156 certificate and degree programs offered at these schools. If you choose to study business, nursing or healthcare, you will be studying one of the most popular subjects in South Dakota for undergraduates. Of the 26,255 students that graduated from South Dakota state schools in 2010, 20% studied business, 15% studied nursing and 6% studied healthcare. The remaining 60% of South Dakota graduates studied subjects such as drafting, political science or creative writing.

Student Demographics in South Dakota

South Dakota schools have a total enrollment of about 55,028 students. Around 86% of South Dakota students are enrolled in undergraduate programs. And approximately 68% of students in undergraduate programs are full-time students, while the remaining 32% of undergraduates attend school on a part time basis.

South Dakota has a relatively diverse student population, with 21% of undergraduate students identifying themselves to be from a racial or ethnic minority background, according to 2009 data. The male to female ratio amongst undergraduates at South Dakota colleges and universities is 9 to 10. And approximately 50% of undergraduate students are 24 years of age or younger.

Faculty Demographics in South Dakota

Just as the student population at South Dakota schools is relatively diverse, the faculty at South Dakota schools is also relatively diverse. Of the 17,665 faculty members employed by South Dakota colleges and universities in 2009, approximately 37% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Around 46% of the South Dakota's faculty population consisted of male faculty.

Cost of Education in South Dakota

In South Dakota state, the average cost of an undergraduate education was $8,957 per year for the 2009 school year. This number factors in tuition, living expenses and financial aid. The average undergraduate education cost in South Dakota is less than the national average. But this number can be misleading. If you attend Augustana College, the state’s most expensive school, an undergraduate education will cost you in the ball park of $23,550 per year. But if you instead enroll at Sinte Gleska University, South Dakota's least expensive school, your will only have to pay around $1,574 per year.

Student Completion, Graduation and Retention Rates

On average, 26,255 students graduate from degree and certificate programs in South Dakota each year. In 2009, approximately 1 out of 2 students who started college in South Dakota graduated. And out of every 10 students who started their first year of an undergraduate degree 7 actually returned to study their second year. This means that if you enroll in a South Dakota school for your undergraduate degree, there is a 66% likelihood that you will return to school for year two of your education and 30% likelihood that you will graduate after 4-6 years.

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  1. 1South Dakota State UniversitySouth Dakota State University

    Address:
    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

    Awards Offered:
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate

  2. 2University of South DakotaUniversity of South Dakota

    Address:
    414 E Clark St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    2-4 years certificate
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate

  3. 3Black Hills State UniversityBlack Hills State University

    Address:
    1200 University St, Spearfish, South Dakota 57799-9500

    Awards Offered:
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  4. 4Dakota State UniversityDakota State University

    Address:
    820 N Washington, Madison, South Dakota 57042-1799

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  5. 5Northern State UniversityNorthern State University

    Address:
    1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-7198

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  6. 6Southeast Technical InstituteSoutheast Technical Institute

    Address:
    2320 N Career Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107-1301

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    2-4 years certificate

  7. 7South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologySouth Dakota School of Mines and Technology

    Address:
    501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3995

    Awards Offered:
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  8. 8National American University-Rapid CityNational American University-Rapid City

    Address:
    321 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3692

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  9. 9Oglala Lakota CollegeOglala Lakota College

    Address:
    490 Piya Wiconi Road, Kyle, South Dakota 57752-0490

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  10. 10Augustana CollegeAugustana College

    Address:
    2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57197-0001

    Awards Offered:
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  11. 11University of Sioux FallsUniversity of Sioux Falls

    Address:
    1101 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105-1699

    Awards Offered:
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate

  12. 12Lake Area Technical InstituteLake Area Technical Institute

    Address:
    230 11th St NE, Watertown, South Dakota 57201-0730

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree

  13. 13Mount Marty CollegeMount Marty College

    Address:
    1105 W. 8th Street, Yankton, South Dakota 57078-3724

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  14. 14Western Dakota Technical InstituteWestern Dakota Technical Institute

    Address:
    800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, South Dakota 57703-4018

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    2-4 years certificate

  15. 15Colorado Technical University

    Address:
    3901 W 59th St, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108-2272

    Awards Offered:
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  16. 16Mitchell Technical InstituteMitchell Technical Institute

    Address:
    821 N Capital St, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    2-4 years certificate

  17. 17Sinte Gleska UniversitySinte Gleska University

    Address:
    E. Highway 18, 101 Antelope Lake Circle, Mission, South Dakota 57555-0105

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  18. 18Sinte Gleska University

    Address:
    E. Highway 18, 101 Antelope Lake Circle, Mission, South Dakota 57555-0105

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  19. 19Dakota Wesleyan UniversityDakota Wesleyan University

    Address:
    1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301-4398

    Awards Offered:
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  20. 20Presentation CollegePresentation College

    Address:
    1500 N Main, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-1280

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree

  21. 21National American University-Sioux FallsNational American University-Sioux Falls

    Address:
    5801 South Corporate Place, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108-4293

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree

  22. 22Globe University-Sioux FallsGlobe University-Sioux Falls

    Address:
    5101 S Broadband Ln, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  23. 23Kilian Community CollegeKilian Community College

    Address:
    300 E. 6th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103-7020

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree

  24. 24National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension

    Address:
    1000 Ellsworth Street Suite 2400-B, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota 57706

    Awards Offered:
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree

  25. 25National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension

    Address:
    1000 Ellsworth Street Suite 2400-B, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota 57706

    Awards Offered:
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree

  26. 26Sisseton Wahpeton CollegeSisseton Wahpeton College

    Address:
    BIA Rd 700, Sisseton, South Dakota 57262

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree

  27. 27Stewart SchoolStewart School

    Address:
    604 N. West Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    2-4 years certificate

  28. 28Sioux Falls SeminarySioux Falls Seminary

    Address:
    2100 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105

    Awards Offered:
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  29. 29Black Hills Beauty College

    Address:
    623 Saint Joe, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

    Awards Offered:
    2-4 years certificate

  30. 30Headlines Academy IncHeadlines Academy Inc

    Address:
    529 Main St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    2-4 years certificate

  31. 31Sanford Medical CenterSanford Medical Center

    Address:
    1305 W. 18th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117-5039

    Awards Offered:
    2-4 years certificate

  32. 32Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

    Address:
    501 Summit, Yankton, South Dakota 57078-3899

    Awards Offered:
    2-4 years certificate

  33. 33Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology

    Address:
    800 E 21st St, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117-5045

    Awards Offered:
    2-4 years certificate

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