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#48 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
15 Colleges
2,346 Yearly Graduations
$35,895 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

In terms of graduate completions, South Dakota is ranked #48 in the nation with 2,346 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. Graduate students from South Dakota can take advantage of in-state tuition, which averages about $8,974 per year. Out-of-state graduate tuition averages $11,063. Depending on the school you go to, you may have to pay quite a bit more - or quite a bit less.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

#1

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
888 Yearly Degrees
$6,062 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, U of South Dakota handed out 888 graduate degrees. This makes it the #1 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of South Dakota

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,062 $11,656
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $981 $981
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $337 $648

#2

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
591 Yearly Degrees
$8,083 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, South Dakota State handed out 591 graduate degrees. This makes it the #2 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for South Dakota State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,083 $15,541
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,134 $1,134
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $384 $695

Public Public vs. Private
171 Yearly Degrees
$7,920 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

SD Mines handed out 171 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #3 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,920 $15,900
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,350 $3,350
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $330 $663

#4

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
164 Yearly Degrees
$34,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Augustana Sioux Falls handed out 164 graduate degrees. This makes it the #4 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Augustana University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $34,000 $34,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $530 $530
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $490 $490

#5

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$7,020 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

University of Sioux Falls was ranked the #5 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 113 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Sioux Falls

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,020 $7,020
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $390 $390

#6

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$5,939 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Dakota State handed out 109 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #6 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Dakota State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,939 $11,088
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $721 $721
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $370 $656

#7

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
83 Yearly Degrees
$8,384 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

BHSU handed out 83 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #7 most popular graduate school in the state. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Black Hills State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,384 $8,384
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $466 $466

#8

Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees
$5,939 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 15 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, NSU ranked #8 in terms of popularity with 75 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Northern State University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,939 $11,088
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $726 $726
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $370 $656

#9

Mount Marty College

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
58 Yearly Degrees
$6,825 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Mount Marty handed out 58 graduate degrees. This makes it the #9 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Mount Marty College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $6,825 $6,825
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,275 $1,275
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $540 $540

#10

Sioux Falls Seminary

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
42 Yearly Degrees
$3,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 15 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, North American Baptist Seminary ranked #10 in terms of popularity with 42 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Sioux Falls Seminary

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $3,600 $3,600
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $599 $599

#11

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees
$14,400 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Dakota Wesleyan University handed out 33 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #11 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Dakota Wesleyan University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $14,400 $14,400
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $425 $425

#12

Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$2,070 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Oglala Lakota College handed out 8 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #12 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Oglala Lakota College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $2,070 $2,070
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $448 $448
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $115 $115

#12

Sinte Gleska University

Mission, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
8 Yearly Degrees
$1,500 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Sinte Gleska University handed out 8 graduate degrees. This makes it the #12 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Sinte Gleska University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $1,500 $1,500
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $508 $508
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $125 $125

#14

Institute-Of-Lutheran-Theology

Brookings, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$7,290 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 15 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, ILT ranked #14 in terms of popularity with 3 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Institute-Of-Lutheran-Theology

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,290 $7,290
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $330 $330
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $405 $405

#15

Presentation College

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$15,576 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Presentation College was ranked the #15 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 0 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Presentation College

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $15,576 $15,576
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $2,278 $2,278
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $649 $649

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