South Dakota Community Colleges

There are 7 community colleges located throughout South Dakota (5 public colleges and 2 private colleges), serving 7,458 students.
For South Dakota community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,500 per year for in-state students and $6,500 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,780 per year (view national tuition costs).
South Dakota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.30, which is lower than the national average of 0.52 (view national diversity statistics).
Minority enrollment is 17% (majority American and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 16:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(SD) School Average
American Indian

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Recent Articles
November 05, 2015
More and more, students are choosing to go to community college over traditional four-year universities but community colleges still have a bad reputation. Learn why in this informative article.
September 15, 2015
While study abroad has long been considered an option only for students at four-year colleges and universities, there are actually many options for community college students who would like to experience studying in another country.
August 06, 2015
Recently, a measure passed that allows community colleges in California to offer 4 year degrees. Until now such offerings have been the sole province of other institutions. Now, the game has changed.