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Rapid City Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Rapid City Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Rapid City, South Dakota

There are at least 5 colleges in Rapid City, listed and described below. These schools represent 3,317 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 2,998 full-time students, and a reported 613 dorm rooms.

We also provide an extensive list of South Dakota Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Rapid City is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.

Rapid City Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Black Hills Beauty College
623 Saint Joe
Rapid City, SD 57701

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 130 students, 170 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Colleges in Rapid City with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Headlines Academy
529 Main St
Rapid City, SD 57701

  • Programs: cosmetology, massage therapy, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 81 students, 92 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 E Saint Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, interdisciplinary studies, industrial engineering, computer and info science, chemical engineering, engineering management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,070 students, 1,740 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 613 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-630. Math: 570-680.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Western Dakota Technical Institute
800 Mickelson Dr
Rapid City, SD 57703-4018

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: pharmacy tech, licensed practical nurse, welding, marketing, medical transcription, computer networking, electromechanical tech, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 1,036 students, 996 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.
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