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 31:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(SD) School Average
American Indian

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A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
Did You Know?
For South Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,280 per year for in-state students and $5,280 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,313 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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Kilian Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.