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College Explorer

Explore colleges and universities with a focus on what matters most - student success.

  • See what many families actually pay based on income.
  • Learn which schools excel at successfully graduating students.
  • Explore each school's most popular majors, including starting salaries.
  • View statistics on each school's student body such as diversity, the percentage of students receiving federal aid, and the percentage of students who don't return for their second year.

All data sourced from the US Department of Education.

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Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD
1,765 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

City

Small
Graduation Rate
74%
Average Cost
$24,072 per year
Percent Admitted
67%

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University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD
1,349 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

City

Small
Graduation Rate
60%
Average Cost
$19,893 per year
Percent Admitted
91%

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South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD
9,034 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Town

Small
Graduation Rate
52%
Average Cost
$19,252 per year
Percent Admitted
90%

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD
2,125 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

City

Small
Graduation Rate
50%
Average Cost
$19,815 per year
Percent Admitted
77%

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University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD
5,998 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Town

Large
Graduation Rate
48%
Average Cost
$18,555 per year
Percent Admitted
86%

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Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD
1,383 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Town

Large
Graduation Rate
45%
Average Cost
$15,851 per year
Percent Admitted
84%

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Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD
2,416 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Town

Large
Graduation Rate
40%
Average Cost
$16,641 per year
Percent Admitted
84%

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Dakota State University

Madison, SD
2,067 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Town

Large
Graduation Rate
39%
Average Cost
$17,691 per year
Percent Admitted
77%

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National American University-Rapid City

Rapid City, SD
1,434 undergrad students

For Profit

4 Year

City

Large
Graduation Rate
13%
Average Cost
$16,918 per year
Percent Admitted
Not Available

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