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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
1,710 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

City

Small
Graduation Rate
75%
Average Cost
$24,066 per year
Percent Admitted
71%

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University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD
1,311 undergrad students

Private

4 Year

City

Small
Graduation Rate
56%
Average Cost
$21,662 per year
Percent Admitted
92%

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South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD
8,908 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Town

Small
Graduation Rate
54%
Average Cost
$18,578 per year
Percent Admitted
89%

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University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD
5,684 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Town

Large
Graduation Rate
51%
Average Cost
$19,389 per year
Percent Admitted
91%

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD
2,043 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

City

Small
Graduation Rate
51%
Average Cost
$19,919 per year
Percent Admitted
86%

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Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD
1,384 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Town

Large
Graduation Rate
44%
Average Cost
$16,695 per year
Percent Admitted
79%

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Dakota State University

Madison, SD
2,031 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Town

Large
Graduation Rate
40%
Average Cost
$18,630 per year
Percent Admitted
84%

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Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD
2,243 undergrad students

Public

4 Year

Town

Large
Graduation Rate
37%
Average Cost
$16,961 per year
Percent Admitted
97%

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National American University-Rapid City

Rapid City, SD
1,098 undergrad students

For Profit

4 Year

City

Small
Graduation Rate
10%
Average Cost
$17,526 per year
Percent Admitted
Not Available

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