Presentation College

Overview of Presentation College

Presentation College is in a self-contained town, in Aberdeen, SD. The school has a Roman Catholic religious affiliation. Presentation College is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The most common major fields study at Presentation College include nursing and emergency medicine, science.

Presentation College Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. Of people who applied to Presentation College in 2007-2008, 61% were accepted.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at Presentation College are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Body

The school, in 2007-2008, had 773 students (626 full-time equivalent). The student body at Presentation College is essentially female.

Student Life

Athletic teams at the school belong to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Welcoming people of all faiths, Presentation College challenges learners toward academic excellence and, in the Catholic tradition, the development of the whole person."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Presentation College

Presentation College
1500 N Main
Aberdeen , SD 57401-1280
General Phone: (605) 225-1634

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Presentation College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine83registered nursing
Business and Management26business and related services
Medical Support and Technology22medical assistant, surgical tech, radiographer, medical lab tech
Science19biology, chemistry
Medical Administration15medical office management, medical transcription
Family and Social Work5social work
Medicine1health professions
Liberal Arts1English language and literature, general studies
Media1communication studies
Religion and Philosophy0religion
Education and Teaching0early childhood education
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0parks and recreation studies

Number of programs and degrees for Presentation College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree3315
Bachelor's degree1318
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years91

Presentation College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Presentation College had a total enrollment of 773 students (626 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 8%
Unknown 22%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 15%
20-21 23%
22-24 20%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Presentation College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 43 %

Presentation College Room and Board (2007)

Presentation College offers campus housing for 137 of its 626 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Aberdeen, South Dakota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Dakota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Presentation College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1522
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Presentation College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 13,951
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,951
Room and board $ 4,875
Room charge $ 3,975
Board (meal plan) charge $ 900
Books and supplies $ 1,388
Other expenses $ 3,105

Financial Aid:
Presentation College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 346700)

Presentation College Faculty

Presentation College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track56
Non-tenured and not on tenure track324

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
Lecturercalendar year0*2*
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$43,4205$46,566

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*1*
Associate professoracademic year3$42,1791*
Assistant professoracademic year2*5$41,979
Instructoracademic year0*10$40,391
Lectureracademic year0*1*
No academic rankacademic year1*10$37,534
All faculty totalacademic year7$41,64728$39,875

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Presentation College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Baseball Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Track Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

Presentation College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
General Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Medical Office Management/Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

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Presentation College Highlights

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What Sets Presentation College Apart:

% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 6%Presentation College Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Presentation College Female % of student body
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Presentation College % of degrees in science
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 9%Presentation College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Presentation College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 18%Presentation College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 18%Presentation College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 18%Presentation College % of full-time faculty on tenure track

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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