South Dakota Community Colleges

There are 7 community colleges located throughout South Dakota (5 public colleges and 2 private colleges), serving 7,398 students.
Minority enrollment is 8% (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is less than the 29:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(SD) School Average
American Indian
3%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
2%
Black
2%
White
92%
Unknown
n/a

South Dakota Community Colleges by Town:

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Did You Know?
For South Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,284 per year for in-state students and $7,284 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,820 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
South Dakota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.15, which is lower than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in South Dakota is Kilian Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.