Most Affordable Colleges for South Dakota Residents for 2019

State of South Dakota
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for South Dakota residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for South Dakota residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of South Dakota.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 Northern State University $17,400 Image $21,400 19% 3,162 1,085 87.83%
2 Black Hills State University $17,900 Image $20,500 13% 3,947 1,070 86.95%
3 Dakota State University $19,800 Image $21,600 8% 2,962 1,123 84.36%
4 University of Sioux Falls $20,100 Image $41,900 52% 1,215 1,130 92.01%
5 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology $20,500 Image $24,600 17% 2,421 1,269 83.39%
6 Mount Marty College $20,800 Image $42,000 50% 876 1,085 66.52%
7 South Dakota State University $22,200 Image $23,200 4% 10,885 1,144 91.37%
8 University of South Dakota $22,300 Image $22,800 2% 7,648 1,125 86.91%
9 Presentation College $23,700 Image $28,200 16% 761 1,025 96.28%
10 Augustana University $26,400 Image $47,000 44% 1,749 1,247 67.8%
11 Dakota Wesleyan University $33,400 Image $37,600 11% 792 1,100 76.04%
School data from 2016-2017
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