Colleges in South Dakota: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

South Dakota Colleges Summary

South Dakota has the tenth lowest number of colleges and career schools of all US States with 21 as of 2005. It is also one of six US states with fewer than 50,000 students. Average SAT scores are relatively low at those South Dakota colleges that require them, and South Dakota is one of six US states with an average SAT score of less than 475.

South Dakota has only one college, with more than 10,000 students, South Dakota State University. The next largest college is the University of South Dakota, with just over 8,500 students. Other schools of interest include: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology which has more than 2,000 students and the North American Baptist Seminary, which has around 100 students.

The mailing address and web site address for the Department of Education in South Dakota is as follows:

700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Website: http://doe.sd.gov/

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Colleges and Universities in South Dakota

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Augustana College Sioux Falls 1,745 1,270 No V: 520-610
M: 500-620
W: 500-660
Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Sioux Falls 23   No
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Yankton 12   No
Black Hills Beauty College Rapid City 130   Yes
Black Hills State University Spearfish 4,052 788 No
Dakota State University Madison 2,546 686 No
Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell 834 363 No V: 340-520
M: 400-540
Headlines Academy Rapid City 81   No
Kilian Community College Sioux Falls 402   Yes
Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown 1,090   No
Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell 755   Yes
Mount Marty College Yankton 1,228 360 No V: 400-570
M: 410-610
W: 430-490
Northern State University Aberdeen 2,578 819 No
Oglala Lakota College Kyle 1,456 12 Yes
Presentation College Aberdeen 773 137 No
Sanford Medical Center Sioux Falls 27   No
Sinte Gleska University Mission 971   Yes
Sioux Falls Seminary Sioux Falls 121   No
Sisseton Wahpeton College Agency Village 245   Yes
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City 2,070 613 No V: 470-630
M: 570-680
South Dakota State University Brookings 11,645 3,652 No
Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls 2,201   Yes
Stewart School Sioux Falls 135   No
University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls 1,628 636 No V: 480-630
M: 450-580
University of South Dakota Vermillion 9,243 2,265 No V: 470-655
M: 480-610
W: 470-655
Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City 1,036   No
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