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South Dakota Graduate Schools

#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. Students who reside in South Dakota can take advantage of in-state graduate tuition at some schools. This averages about $8,974 statewide. The average out-of-state tuition is $11,063.

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
$7,043 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

USD handed out 888 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #1 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 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
$9,217 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

South Dakota State handed out 591 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #2 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 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
$11,270 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 table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, 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
$34,530 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Augustana University was ranked the #4 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 164 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 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 handed out 113 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #5 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 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
$6,660 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 15 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Dakota State ranked #6 in terms of popularity with 109 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 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)

In 2019, BHSU handed out 83 graduate degrees. This makes it the #7 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 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
$6,665 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Northern State University was ranked the #8 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 75 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

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 University

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
58 Yearly Degrees
$8,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 15 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Mount Marty ranked #9 in terms of popularity with 58 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 Mount Marty University

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. 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 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)

Out of the 15 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Dakota Wesleyan University ranked #11 in terms of popularity with 33 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 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
$2,518 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Oglala Lakota College handed out 8 graduate degrees. This makes it the #12 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 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
$2,008 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Sinte Gleska University was ranked the #12 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 8 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 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
$7,620 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Institute of Lutheran Theology was ranked the #14 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 3 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

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
$17,854 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Presentation College handed out 0 graduate degrees. This makes it the #15 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 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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