South Dakota Community Colleges

There are 7 community colleges located throughout South Dakota (5 public colleges and 2 private colleges), serving 7,458 students.
Minority enrollment is 8% (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is less than the 22:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(SD) School Average
American Indian

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Did You Know?
For South Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,276 per year for in-state students and $6,276 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,340 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 0.53. The most diverse community college in South Dakota is Kilian Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.