Students attending colleges in Sioux Falls can find entertainment in historic downtown buildings converted into restaurants, craft breweries, theaters, and live music venues. Moderate winter snowfall means sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding. The city's population is diverse, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is below the national average. Statistics show that Sioux Falls is one of the safest cities in the nation.
Two Sioux Falls colleges offer substantial trade and vocational programs.
Southeast Technical Institute offers 60 career-focused, two-year degree programs in fields that include business, transportation technology and healthcare, human services, IT, and agriculture studies. There is also affordable on-campus student housing.
National American University-Sioux Falls has two-year degree programs that focus on business, accounting, technology, health and sciences, and legal studies.
There are two primary universities in Sioux Falls, both private, nonprofit institutions.
Augustana University is affiliated with the Lutheran Church but welcomes students of all faiths. It offers more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs for undergraduates. Student life includes more than 100 student organizations, 19 NCAA Division II athletic teams and 20 performing arts ensembles in music and theater.
University of Sioux Falls is a Christian, liberal arts university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches. A favorite USF tradition is a series of Renaissance-themed Christmas dinner theater performances featuring vocal and instrumental music, dancing, drama, elegant Renaissance garb and fine dining.
Augustana University has graduate degree programs in sports administration, athletic training, education, genetic counseling and professional accountancy.
University of Sioux Falls awards a Master of Business Administration degree and Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees.
Sioux Falls Seminary awards graduate degrees in divinity, Christian leadership, counseling and more.
Additional higher education opportunities can be found in the state. Visit our South Dakota colleges page to see the full list.