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South Dakota Healthcare Colleges

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

South Dakota ranked #46 in the nation for healthcare degrees handed out in 2019. Around 2,580 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in South Dakota is $10,074 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $10,990 a year.

About 71% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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

The total student population at University of South Dakota is 9,920, of which 7,475 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,899 are full-time. 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%!

Students who graduate from USD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

South Dakota State University

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

There are 11,512 students at South Dakota State in total, 10,067 of which 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. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at South Dakota State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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.

Roughly 82% of students at Southeast Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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 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 typical student loan amount is $6,146 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average 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

The total student population at Western Dakota Technical Institute is 1,214, which includes 603 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

The total student population at Presentation College is 584, of which 558 students are undergraduates and of those, 359 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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 average amount of student loans 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.

#7

Mount Marty University

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

The total student population at Mount Marty University is 1,049, of which 867 students are undergraduates and of those, 522 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mount Marty 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. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Mount Marty with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Mitchell Technical College

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

There are 1,162 students at Mitchell Tech in total, 848 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

67% of Mitchell Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,666 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,000 during the early-career years.

#9

Augustana University

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

There are 2,113 students at Augustana Sioux Falls in total, 1,818 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,727 are full-time. It takes the average Augustana Sioux Falls undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

64% of Augustana Sioux Falls students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,700 during the early-career years.

#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 1,390 undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls, of which 1,206 are full-time, and there are 1,675 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,100 during the early-career years.

#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 880 students at Dakota Wesleyan University in total, 747 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 630 are full-time. For undergraduates at Dakota Wesleyan University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 56% are men and 44% are women.

Roughly 88% of students at Dakota Wesleyan University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,503 a year. Dakota Wesleyan University has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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.

74% of Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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.

#13

Headlines Academy Inc

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

The total student population at Headlines Academy Inc is 80, which includes 80 full-time undergraduates. Headlines Academy Inc has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Headlines Academy Inc is $17,600.

#14

Sanford Medical Center

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

The total student population at Sanford Medical Center is 24, which includes 24 full-time undergraduates. 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%!

#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. It takes the average Oglala Lakota College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,600 during the early-career years.

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

There are 24 students at Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology in total, 24 are full-time undergraduates. 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.

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.

#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

There are 16 students at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in total, 16 are 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

There are 549 students at Sinte Gleska University in total, 484 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 176 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Sinte Gleska University is 4.8 years.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,200 during the early-career years.

#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

There are 2,202 undergraduates at SD Mines, of which 1,870 are full-time, and there are 2,525 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.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,770 a year. SD Mines has a 3.5% 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 $53,200 during the early-career years.

#21

Stewart School

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

There are 117 students at Stewart School in total, 117 are full-time undergraduates. Stewart School has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,375 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,200 during the early-career years.

#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.

56% of Black Hills Beauty College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#23

Northern State University

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

The total student population at Northern State University is 3,427, of which 3,008 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,265 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. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

71% of NSU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,337 a year. NSU has a 8.0% 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 $32,100 during the early-career years.

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