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24 Colleges
2,580 Yearly Graduations
$40,296 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,852 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 2,580 students received a healthcare degree from a college in South Dakota, making it rank #46 in terms of graduations. South Dakota colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $10,074 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $10,990 per year.

An estimated 71% of college students in South Dakota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,963 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
716 Yearly Degrees
$9,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,475 undergraduates at USD, of which 4,899 are full-time, and there are 9,920 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.

Roughly 70% of students at USD take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USD is $35,200.

#2

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
586 Yearly Degrees
$9,114 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Dakota State University is 11,512, of which 10,067 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,971 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 average amount of student loans is $8,065 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#3

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
270 Yearly Degrees
$6,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southeast Technical College is 2,380, which includes 1,349 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

82% of Southeast Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,621 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#4

Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
204 Yearly Degrees
$5,514 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lake Area Technical Institute is 2,228, which includes 1,507 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 86% of students at LATI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from LATI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
184 Yearly Degrees
$8,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,214 students at Western Dakota Tech in total, 603 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 typical student loan amount 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.

#6

Presentation College

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$21,375 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 584 students at Presentation College in total, 558 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 359 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.

Roughly 79% of students at Presentation College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,088 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Presentation College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Mount Marty University

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
85 Yearly Degrees
$28,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 867 undergraduates at Mount Marty, of which 522 are full-time, and there are 1,049 students altogether. It takes the average Mount Marty undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 80% of students at Mount Marty take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,818 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mount Marty is $32,500.

#8

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
81 Yearly Degrees
$6,944 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mitchell Technical College is 1,162, which includes 848 full-time undergraduates. 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.

Students who graduate from Mitchell Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
79 Yearly Degrees
$33,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Augustana University is 2,113, of which 1,818 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,727 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Augustana Sioux Falls is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Augustana Sioux Falls take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,178 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#10

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$18,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,675 students at University of Sioux Falls in total, 1,390 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,206 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Sioux Falls is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

#10

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
76 Yearly Degrees
$28,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 747 undergraduates at Dakota Wesleyan University, of which 630 are full-time, and there are 880 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

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

Roughly 88% of students at Dakota Wesleyan University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,503 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dakota Wesleyan University is $35,000.

#12

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
36 Yearly Degrees
$9,536 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dakota State University is 3,268, of which 2,818 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,503 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Dakota State is 4.6 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 67% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,401 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#13

Headlines Academy Inc

Rapid City, South Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
17 Yearly Degrees

There are 80 full-time undergraduates at Headlines Academy Inc, and 80 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Headlines Academy Inc is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 57% of students at Headlines Academy Inc take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,600 during the early-career years.

#14

Sanford Medical Center

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
12 Yearly Degrees

There are 24 full-time undergraduates at Sanford Medical Center, and 24 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#15

Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees
$2,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,306 students at Oglala Lakota College in total, 1,280 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 706 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Oglala Lakota College 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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
10 Yearly Degrees
$2,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 24 full-time undergraduates at Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, and 24 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

#17

Sisseton Wahpeton College

Sisseton, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
5 Yearly Degrees
$4,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sisseton Wahpeton College is 119, which includes 84 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $13,700 during the early-career years.

#17

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5 Yearly Degrees
$2,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is 16, which includes 16 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

#19

Sinte Gleska University

Mission, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$3,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sinte Gleska University is 549, of which 484 students are undergraduates and of those, 176 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Sinte Gleska University. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

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.

#19

Sioux Falls Seminary

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees

#21

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
2 Yearly Degrees
$10,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 2,525, of which 2,202 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,870 are full-time. For undergraduates at SD Mines, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. 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 student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SD Mines is $53,200.

#21

Stewart School

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Stewart School is 117, which includes 117 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Stewart School is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

52% of Stewart School students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,375 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stewart School is $22,200.

#23

Black Hills Beauty College

Rapid City, South Dakota
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Black Hills Beauty College is 57, which includes 57 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Black Hills Beauty College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$8,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,008 undergraduates at NSU, of which 1,265 are full-time, and there are 3,427 students altogether. It takes the average NSU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,337 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from NSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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