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Schools in South Dakota

The state of South Dakota has 31 schools. It offers subjects such as finance and occupational therapy. In 2010, 51,130 students were enrolled in undergraduate programs, while institutions in this midwestern state had 7,681 students enrolled in graduate programs. In 2010, 10,378 students graduated with degrees from institutions in this state.

Overview

It has seven 4-year institutions, one community and technical college, Kilian Community College, and 19 private institutions. South Dakota institutions offer students 147 certificate programs, 264 programs at the associate's level, 510 bachelor's level programs, 110 programs at the master's level, and 31 doctorate level programs and South Dakota offers subjects such as ultrasound technology and EMT.

Tuition at schools in this state varies from $2,396 to $25,104. Average in-state tuition at 4-year public institutions is $6,069 per year. Community and technical public colleges cost $4,842 each year. Tuition at South Dakota private institutions ranges from $3,154 to $25,104 per year.

In order to offset the tuition cost, South Dakota college students get $1,118 per year. A majority of financial aid is loans but about 44% of the financial aid is scholarships and the rest is institutional grants. In 2009, institutions gave students $16,111,770. Since 57% of students are female, about 11% of students are over 24 years of age, and around 20% of students are from a racial or ethnic minority background, it follows that South Dakota institutions have a very diverse student population.

Women

57%

Men

43%

Age 18-24

76%

Age 25 & Up

24%

Student Enrollment in South Dakota 2008-2010

The number of students who were enrolled at South Dakota institutions increased from 2008 to 2010. In particular, the number of undergraduate students increased by 6,757 and graduates increased by 1,234 students.

Student Enrollment in South Dakota 2008-2010

  • Undergraduate 2008: 44373
  • Undergraduate 2009: 47318
  • Undergraduate 2010: 51130
  • Graduate 2008: 6447
  • Graduate 2009: 6444
  • Graduate 2010: 7681

Completed Degrees in South Dakota

In 2010, 10,378 students graduated from certificate or degree programs in this state. 2% of students graduated with doctorate degrees, while over half of the students graduated with bachelor degrees.

Completed Degrees in South Dakota

  • Certificate: 1327
  • Associates: 1956
  • Bachelors: 5445
  • Masters: 1343
  • Doctorate: 307

National VS South Dakota Student Graduation Rate

Graduation rates for full-time first-time students in this state are higher than graduation rates for students around the United States.

National VS South Dakota Student Graduation Rate

  • National Graduating Students: 1409453
  • National Non-Graduating Students: 1979609
  • South Dakota Graduating Students: 4971
  • South Dakota Non-Graduating Students: 5399

Top South Dakota Jobs by Median Salary

Top South Dakota Jobs by Median Salary

  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists: 197610
  • Physicians and Surgeons, All Other: 190794
  • Internists, General: 190695
  • Family and General Practitioners: 174527
  • Surgeons: 167818

South Dakota Job Market

South Dakota Job Market

  • South Dakota Average Salary 2008: 32790
  • South Dakota Average Salary 2009: 33270
  • South Dakota Average Salary 2010: 34332
  • South Dakota Employment Number 2008: 789665
  • South Dakota Employment Number 2009: 783505
  • South Dakota Employment Number 2010: 773190

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1. The Stewart School

604 N. West Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 336-2775x3

The Stewart School, which is near the center of the city, is located in Sioux Falls, SD. It offers three programs. Students are offered three certificates by it.

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2. The Mitchell Technical Institute

821 N Capital St
Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-3023

The Mitchell Technical Institute offers 29 programs. Out of those, students are offered 13 certificates by this school and 16 degrees at the associate's level. This technical college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Mitchell, SD. It is one of 4 technical colleges in South Dakota.

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3. Oglala Lakota College

490 Piya Wiconi Road
Kyle, SD 57752-0490
(605) 455-6000

Oglala Lakota College, which is 5.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Kyle, SD. This school offers 52 programs. Of those, this school offers 11 certificates to students, 25 degrees at the associate's level, 14 bachelor's level degrees, and two degrees at the master's level. OLC is one of 3 tribal colleges in South Dakota and the sixth largest institution in the state of South Dakota.

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4. Colorado Technical University - Sioux Falls

3901 W 59th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57108-2272
(605) 361-0200

Colorado Technical University-Sioux Falls offers 20 programs. Of those, CTU offers eight degrees at the associate's level to students, eight degrees at the bachelor's level, and four master's level degrees. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Sioux Falls, SD.

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5. National American University - Sioux Falls

5801 South Corporate Place
Sioux Falls, SD 57108-4293
(605) 336-4600

National American University-Sioux Falls offers 25 programs. More specifically, NAU offers students two certificates, 12 degrees at the associate's level, and 11 degrees at the bachelor's level. NAU, which is near the center of the city, is in Sioux Falls, SD.

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6. Sisseton Wahpeton College

BIA Rd 700
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-3966x1100

Sisseton Wahpeton College offers 15 programs. Of those, this school offers students three certificates and 12 associate's level degrees. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Sisseton, SD. This school is one of 3 tribal colleges in South Dakota.

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7. The University of Sioux Falls

1101 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1699
(605) 331-5000

The University of Sioux Falls, which is near the center of the city, is located in Sioux Falls, SD. USF offers 47 programs. Out of those, USF offers students one certificate, four associate's level degrees, 36 degrees at the bachelor's level, and six degrees at the master's level. This liberal arts college is one of 3 liberal arts colleges in South Dakota.

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8. Presentation College

1500 N Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401-1280
(605) 225-1634

Presentation College offers 25 programs. Specifically, PC offers students two certificates, 14 degrees at the associate's level, and nine bachelor's level degrees. This very small school, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Aberdeen, SD.

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9. The Lake Area Technical Institute

230 11th St NE
Watertown, SD 57201-0730
(605) 882-5284

The Lake Area Technical Institute, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Watertown, SD. This school offers 32 programs. Specifically, it offers students eight certificates and 24 associate's level degrees. It is one of 4 technical colleges in South Dakota.

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10. Black Hills Beauty College

623 Saint Joe
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 342-0697

Black Hills Beauty College offers one program and this school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Rapid City, SD. This vocational school is one of 3 vocational schools in South Dakota.

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11. National American University - Ellsworth AFB Extension

1000 Ellsworth Street Suite 2400-B
Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706
(605) 718-6550

National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension, which is near the center of the city, is located in Ellsworth AFB, SD. This school offers 17 programs. Specifically, NAU offers students six associate's level degrees and 11 degrees at the bachelor's level.

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12. Sinte Gleska University

E. Highway 18- 101 Antelope Lake Circle
Mission, SD 57555-0105
(605) 856-8100

Sinte Gleska University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Mission, SD. SGU offers 51 programs. Specifically, this university offers students nine certificates, 24 associate's level degrees, 16 bachelor's level degrees, and two degrees at the master's level. It is one of 3 tribal colleges in South Dakota and the ninth largest institution in the state of South Dakota.

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13. The Sanford Medical Center

1305 W. 18th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5039
(605) 333-6466

The Sanford Medical Center, which is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux Falls, SD and it offers one program. It is one of 3 vocational schools in South Dakota.

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14. Headlines Academy Inc

529 Main St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 348-4247x0

Headlines Academy Inc, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Rapid City, SD. This school offers four programs. This vocational school offers four certificates to students. This school is one of 3 vocational schools in South Dakota.

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15. Globe University - Sioux Falls

5101 S Broadband Ln
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
(605) 977-0705

Globe University-Sioux Falls, which is near the center of the city, is located in Sioux Falls, SD. This school offers 23 programs. Specifically, this school offers five certificates to students, 11 associate's level degrees, six degrees at the bachelor's level, and one degree at the master's level.

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16. Kilian Community College

300 E. 6th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103-7020
(605) 221-3100

Kilian Community College, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Sioux Falls, SD. It offers 16 programs. Out of those, it offers one certificate to students and 15 degrees at the associate's level. This college is the only community college in South Dakota.

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17. The Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology

800 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5045
(605) 322-1720

The Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Sioux Falls, SD and this school offers one program.

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18. Dakota State University

820 N Washington
Madison, SD 57042-1799
(605) 256-5111

Dakota State University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Madison, SD. It offers 53 programs. Out of those, students are offered ten certificates by this school, seven degrees at the associate's level, 30 bachelor's level degrees, five degrees at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree. DSU is one of 12 public post-secondary institutions in South Dakota.

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19. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

501 E Saint Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
(605) 394-2511

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers 35 programs. Specifically, SDSM & T offers one degree at the associate's level to students, 16 degrees at the bachelor's level, 12 degrees at the master's level, and six degrees at the doctorate level. This university, which is 1.2 miles from the center of the city, is in Rapid City, SD. SDSM & T Is one of 4 research universities in South Dakota.

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20. The Western Dakota Technical Institute

800 Mickelson Dr
Rapid City, SD 57703-4018
(605) 394-4034

The Western Dakota Technical Institute offers 29 programs. Out of those, students are offered 12 certificates by it and 17 associate's level degrees. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Rapid City, SD. This school is one of 4 technical colleges in South Dakota.

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21. Augustana College

2001 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57197-0001
(605) 274-0770

Augustana College offers 51 programs. Of those, Augie offers 49 bachelor's level degrees to students and two degrees at the master's level. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux Falls, SD. It is one of 3 liberal arts colleges in South Dakota and the seventh largest institution in the state of South Dakota.

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22. The Sioux Falls Seminary

2100 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 336-6588

The Sioux Falls Seminary, which is 2.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Sioux Falls, SD. It offers five programs. Of those, this school offers one certificate to students and four master's level degrees.

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23. Black Hills State University

1200 University St
Spearfish, SD 57799-9500
(605) 642-6011

Black Hills State University, which is near the center of the city, is in Spearfish, SD. Black Hills offers 50 programs. Out of those, students are offered four certificates by this school, six associate's level degrees, 37 bachelor's level degrees, and three degrees at the master's level. It is one of 12 public post-secondary institutions in South Dakota.

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24. The Southeast Technical Institute

2320 N Career Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57107-1301
(605) 367-7624

The Southeast Technical Institute, which is 4.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Sioux Falls, SD. It offers 39 programs. Specifically, students are offered 14 certificates by this school and 25 degrees at the associate's level. This school is one of 4 technical colleges in South Dakota.

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25. The Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

501 Summit
Yankton, SD 57078-3899
(605) 668-8158

The Avera Sacred Heart Hospital offers one program and this school, which is near the center of the city, is in Yankton, SD.

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26. Dakota Wesleyan University

1200 W University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301-4398
(605) 995-2600

Dakota Wesleyan University, which is 0.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Mitchell, SD. This school offers 51 programs. More specifically, students are offered four associate's level degrees by it, 43 degrees at the bachelor's level, and four master's level degrees. In terms of programs, it is the eighth biggest institution in the state of South Dakota.

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27. Northern State University

1200 S Jay St
Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198
(605) 626-3011

Northern State University, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is in Aberdeen, SD. Northern offers 70 programs. Out of those, NSU offers 17 certificates to students, seven degrees at the associate's level, 41 degrees at the bachelor's level, and five degrees at the master's level. It is one of 12 public post-secondary institutions in South Dakota and the third largest institution in the state of South Dakota.

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28. South Dakota State University

Administration Lane
Brookings, SD 57007-1898
(800) 952-3541

South Dakota State University, which is 0.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Brookings, SD. SDSU offers 108 programs. Out of those, this mid-sized university offers students one certificate, two degrees at the associate's level, 72 bachelor's level degrees, 22 degrees at the master's level, and 11 doctorate level degrees. SDSU is one of 4 research universities in South Dakota.

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29. Mount Marty College

1105 W. 8th Street
Yankton, SD 57078-3724
(800) 658-4552

Mount Marty College, which is 0.8 miles from the center of the city, is located in Yankton, SD. MMC offers 61 programs. More specifically, this liberal arts college offers nine certificates to students, eight associate's level degrees, 41 degrees at the bachelor's level, and three master's level degrees. This school is one of 3 liberal arts colleges in South Dakota and the fourth largest institution in the state of South Dakota.

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30. The University of South Dakota

414 E Clark St
Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
(605) 677-5301

The University of South Dakota, which is 0.2 miles from the center of the city, is in Vermillion, SD. It offers 116 programs. More specifically, students are offered 11 certificates by it, four degrees at the associate's level, 54 degrees at the bachelor's level, 34 degrees at the master's level, and 13 doctorate level degrees. It is the only institutions with a medical school in South Dakota.

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