South Dakota Graduate Schools

2022 South Dakota Graduate Schools Statistics

In South Dakota State, there are 32 colleges and universities - 12 public and 20 private schools. Among them, 17 schools are offering graduate programs. 16 South Dakota Graduate Schools offer the distance learning Opportunities (online degree/certificate programs) and 1 schools are online completely schools that all degree programs can be completed by online educationin South Dakota. Total 7,531 students are attending South Dakota Graduate Schools and the average students to faculty ratio is 11.28 to 1. The 2022 average graduate school tuition & fees at South Dakota Graduate Schools is $7,618 for South Dakota residents and $13,124 for out-of-state students. The next table shows the 2021-2022 statistics for South Dakota Graduate Schools.
South Dakota Graduate Schools Statistics
academic year 2021-2022
Number of Schools32 schools
By Types12 public, 20 private
By Levels30 undergraduate schools
17 graduate schools
By Categories
(where graduate program offered)
2 National Universities
1 Law Schools
1 Medical Schools
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$7,957 South Dakota residents
$12,446 out-of-state
Graduate$7,618 South Dakota residents
$13,124 out-of-state
Student Population51,809
Undergraduate44,348
Graduate7,461
Students to Faculty Ratio11.28 to 1

South Dakota Graduate Schools Comparison By Rank, Tuition, and Admission

The next table lists South Dakota Graduate Schools ordered by rank. The number in rank column refers to the rank in the South Dakota college ranking. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2021-2022 South Dakota Graduate Schools Comparison
Rank*NameGraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate StudentsOffered Degree/ProgramsNumber of Graduate ProgramsStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 South Dakota State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsBrookings, SD $16,917
($9,384 Residents)
1,429 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 193 programs 17 to 1
2 Augustana UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD $36,696 284 Master's 56 programs 12 to 1
3 University of South DakotaPublic, 4 yearsVermillion, SD $12,768
($7,118 Residents)
2,356 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 156 programs 15 to 1
4 Black Hills State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsSpearfish, SD $15,849
($8,916 Residents)
195 Post-BS, Master's 83 programs 16 to 1
5 Northern State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsAberdeen, SD $11,936
($6,736 Residents)
463 Post-BS, Master's 68 programs 18 to 1
6 University of Sioux FallsPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD $7,110 274 Master's 65 programs 17 to 1
7 Dakota State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsMadison, SD $11,931
($6,731 Residents)
446 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 57 programs 18 to 1
8 Mount Marty UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsYankton, SD $9,650 180 Master's, Post-MS 54 programs 12 to 1
- National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate SchoolPrivate, 4 yearsRapid City, SD $15,075 480 Master's, Doctorate 4 programs -
- Oglala Lakota CollegePublic, 4 yearsKyle, SD $2,518 29 Master's 24 programs 12 to 1
- Institute of Lutheran TheologyPrivate, 4 yearsBrookings, SD $8,028 - Master's 9 programs -
- Presentation CollegePrivate, 4 yearsAberdeen, SD $18,157 27 Master's 40 programs 11 to 1
- South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyPublic, 4 yearsRapid City, SD $20,116
($11,924 Residents)
329 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 51 programs 13 to 1
- Dakota Wesleyan UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMitchell, SD $15,300 152 Post-BS, Master's 87 programs 12 to 1
- Sinte Gleska UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMission, SD $2,008 63 Post-BS, Master's 84 programs 14 to 1
- National American University-Rapid CityPrivate, 4 yearsRapid City, SD $15,450 332 Master's, Doctorate 58 programs 7 to 1
- Sioux Falls SeminaryPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD $3,600 492 Post-BS, Master's 7 programs 1 to 1
Average$7,618 Residents
$13,124 Out-of-State
7,531 - 45 programs 11.28 to 1
*South Dakota college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.

Graduate Programs at South Dakota Best Colleges

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1. South Dakota State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsBrookings, SD

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2. Augustana UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD

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3. University of South DakotaPublic, 4 yearsVermillion, SD

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4. Black Hills State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsSpearfish, SD

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5. Northern State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsAberdeen, SD

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6. University of Sioux FallsPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD

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