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Top Colleges in South Dakota

Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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Updated: May 7th, 2024

Most colleges and universities in South Dakota can be found in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. The state is home to several public institutions, including the University of South Dakota. If you’re from South Dakota, check out the colleges below, and don’t forget to check out schools located in other Western Undergraduate Exchange states.

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Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD • Private, Non-Profit, City

Sioux Falls, SD

Private, Non-Profit, City

72% acceptance rate
1,658 undergraduate students
71% graduation rate
$27,055 average per year after aid
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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD • Public, City

Rapid City, SD

Public, City

80% acceptance rate
1,976 undergraduate students
52% graduation rate
$19,592 average per year after aid
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South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD • Public, Town

Brookings, SD

Public, Town

87% acceptance rate
8,651 undergraduate students
60% graduation rate
$18,402 average per year after aid
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University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD • Public, Town

Vermillion, SD

Public, Town

87% acceptance rate
5,328 undergraduate students
60% graduation rate
$19,415 average per year after aid
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Mount Marty University

Yankton, SD • Private, Non-Profit, Town

Yankton, SD

Private, Non-Profit, Town

67% acceptance rate
666 undergraduate students
61% graduation rate
$20,382 average per year after aid
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University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD • Private, Non-Profit, City

Sioux Falls, SD

Private, Non-Profit, City

77% acceptance rate
1,306 undergraduate students
58% graduation rate
$21,076 average per year after aid
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Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD • Public, Town

Aberdeen, SD

Public, Town

80% acceptance rate
1,344 undergraduate students
48% graduation rate
$16,810 average per year after aid
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Dakota State University

Madison, SD • Public, Town

Madison, SD

Public, Town

86% acceptance rate
1,910 undergraduate students
47% graduation rate
$18,619 average per year after aid
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Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD • Public, Town

Spearfish, SD

Public, Town

97% acceptance rate
2,042 undergraduate students
42% graduation rate
$16,448 average per year after aid
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