South Dakota Graduate Schools

2023 South Dakota Graduate Schools Statistics

In South Dakota State, there are 29 colleges and universities - 13 public and 16 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 2 schools are online completely schools that all degree programs can be completed by online educationin South Dakota. Total 7,672 students are attending South Dakota Graduate Schools and the average students to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
The 2023 average graduate school tuition & fees at South Dakota Graduate Schools is $6,756 for South Dakota residents and $13,138 for out-of-state students. The next table shows the 2022-2023 statistics for South Dakota Graduate Schools.
South Dakota Graduate Schools Statistics
academic year 2022-2023
Number of Schools29 schools
By Types13 public, 16 private
By Levels29 undergraduate schools
17 graduate schools
By Categories
(where graduate program offered)
2 National Universities
1 Law Schools
1 Medical Schools
Tuition & fees
Undergraduate$7,578 South Dakota residents
$12,408 out-of-state
Graduate$6,756 South Dakota residents
$13,138 out-of-state
Student Population51,645
Undergraduate43,973
Graduate7,672
Students to Faculty Ratio11.81 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.
2022-2023 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)
1,410 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 221 programs 18 to 1
2 Augustana UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD $37,962 255 Master's, Post-MS 66 programs 12 to 1
3 University of South DakotaPublic, 4 yearsVermillion, SD $12,768
($7,118 Residents)
2,724 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 180 programs 14 to 1
4 Black Hills State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsSpearfish, SD $15,849
($8,916 Residents)
164 Post-BS, Master's 89 programs 18 to 1
5 Northern State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsAberdeen, SD $11,936
($6,736 Residents)
493 Post-BS, Master's 79 programs 16 to 1
6 University of Sioux FallsPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD $7,200 269 Master's, Doctorate 59 programs 17 to 1
7 Dakota State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsMadison, SD $11,931
($6,731 Residents)
484 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 58 programs 18 to 1
8 Mount Marty UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsYankton, SD $9,995 172 Master's, Post-MS 52 programs 13 to 1
- National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate SchoolPrivate, 4 yearsRapid City, SD $15,075 480 - - -
- Oglala Lakota CollegePublic, 4 yearsKyle, SD $2,518 30 Master's 30 programs 10 to 1
- Sinte Gleska UniversityPublic, 4 yearsMission, SD $2,008 62 Post-BS, Master's 89 programs 16 to 1
- National American University-Rapid CityPrivate, 4 yearsRapid City, SD $16,425 222 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 93 programs 6 to 1
- Institute of Lutheran TheologyPrivate, 4 yearsBrookings, SD $8,350 - Master's, Doctorate 13 programs -
- Presentation CollegePrivate, 4 yearsAberdeen, SD $18,613 15 Master's 30 programs 11 to 1
- Kairos UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD $3,600 879 Post-BS, Master's, Doctorate 9 programs 5 to 1
- South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyPublic, 4 yearsRapid City, SD $18,840
($10,640 Residents)
329 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS, Doctorate 57 programs 12 to 1
- Dakota Wesleyan UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMitchell, SD $15,300 164 Post-BS, Master's, Post-MS 68 programs 12 to 1
Average$6,756 Residents
$13,138 Out-of-State
7,672 - 52 programs 11.81 to 1
*South Dakota college ranking
**Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.

Graduate Programs at South Dakota Best Colleges

View Graduate Programs at the best colleges in South Dakota
1. South Dakota State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsBrookings, SD
2. Augustana UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
3. University of South DakotaPublic, 4 yearsVermillion, SD
4. Black Hills State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsSpearfish, SD
5. Northern State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsAberdeen, SD
6. University of Sioux FallsPrivate, 4 yearsSioux Falls, SD
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