# South Dakota Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, South Dakota is ranked #49 in the country with 11,978 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $9,707 per year to get their degree at a college in South Dakota, while out of state students will pay an average of $10,685 per year.

About 71% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,968 per year.

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## Most Popular Schools in South Dakota

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The total student population at South Dakota State University is 12,104, of which 10,544 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,169 are full-time. It takes the average South Dakota State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

68% of South Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,065 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,900 during the early-career years.

There are 7,590 undergraduates at USD, of which 4,969 are full-time, and there are 10,066 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,283 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,200 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Southeast Technical Institute is 2,166, which includes 1,405 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,621 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeast Technical Institute is $34,200.

There are 2,245 students at LATI in total, 1,566 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

86% of LATI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,146 a year. LATI has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

There are 2,304 undergraduates at SD Mines, of which 1,873 are full-time, and there are 2,654 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SD Mines is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 76% of accepted students are men, and 24% are women.

62% of SD Mines students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,770 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,200 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Augustana University is 2,133, of which 1,807 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,717 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Augustana Sioux Falls is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,178 a year. Augustana Sioux Falls has a 0.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Augustana Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,745 undergraduates at BHSU, of which 2,029 are full-time, and there are 4,035 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,063 a year. BHSU has a 8.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from BHSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Dakota State University is 3,382, of which 2,993 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,448 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Dakota State is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 67% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at Dakota State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,401 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dakota State is $33,300.

There are 1,615 students at University of Sioux Falls in total, 1,319 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,137 are full-time. For undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at University of Sioux Falls take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,008 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Sioux Falls is $36,100.

There are 840 full-time undergraduates at Mitchell Technical Institute, and 1,198 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,666 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mitchell Technical Institute is $37,000.

The total student population at Northern State University is 3,493, of which 3,051 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,333 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NSU is 4.6 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

71% of NSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,337 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NSU is $32,100.

There are 1,061 students at Western Dakota Tech in total, 568 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 66% of students at Western Dakota Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,389 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,700 during the early-career years.

There are 1,024 students at Dakota Wesleyan University in total, 884 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 689 are full-time. It takes the average Dakota Wesleyan University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 56% are men and 44% are women.

Approximately 88% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,503 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Mount Marty University is 1,044, of which 862 students are undergraduates and of those, 497 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mount Marty, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

80% of Mount Marty students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,818 a year. Mount Marty has a 5.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Presentation College is 700, of which 686 students are undergraduates and of those, 445 are full-time. It takes the average Presentation College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

79% of Presentation College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,088 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Presentation College is $35,600.

There are 1,300 students at Oglala Lakota College in total, 1,263 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 721 are full-time. For undergraduates at Oglala Lakota College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Students who graduate from Oglala Lakota College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $15,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 112 full-time undergraduates at Stewart School, and 112 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,375 a year. Stewart School has a 1.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Stewart School with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 583 students at Sinte Gleska University in total, 511 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 201 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Sinte Gleska University is 4.8 years.

Students who graduate from Sinte Gleska University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $14,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 77 students at Headlines Academy Inc in total, 77 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Headlines Academy Inc. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

57% of Headlines Academy Inc students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,605 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Headlines Academy Inc with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 67 full-time undergraduates at Black Hills Beauty College, and 67 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at Black Hills Beauty College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,116 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,900 during the early-career years.

There are 110 full-time undergraduates at Sisseton Wahpeton College, and 167 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Students who graduate from Sisseton Wahpeton College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $13,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 23 full-time undergraduates at Sanford Medical Center, and 23 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The total student population at Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is 23, which includes 23 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

## Other South Dakota Colleges

Rank | School | Yearly Graduations |
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26 | Avera Sacred Heart Hospital | 5 |

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