School Highlights

National American University-Rapid City serves 1,554 students (19% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 21%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,554 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,287
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 50%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

National American University-Rapid City ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 240 teachers has grown by 2300% over five years.
National American University-Rapid City
(SD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
240 staff
208 staff
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Student Body

The student population of National American University-Rapid City has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The National American University-Rapid City diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,554 students
1,569 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
290 students
848 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,264 students
721 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of National American University-Rapid City.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of SD.
# Undergraduate Students
276 students
848 students
# Graduate Students
14 students
14 students
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SD All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
202 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
3%
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in National American University-Rapid City and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
29%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in National American University-Rapid City and the percentage of Black community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
50%
79%
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% Two or more races
n/a
1%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
n/a
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% Unknown races
7%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in SD.
Diversity Score
0.65
0.37
This chart display the diversity score of National American University-Rapid City and the community college average diversity score of SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$41,200
$38,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of National American University-Rapid City and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of SD by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $13,287 is equal to the state average of $13,287. The private state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$13,287
$13,287
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of National American University-Rapid City and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in National American University-Rapid City and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$22,714
$12,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in National American University-Rapid City and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$10,590
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in National American University-Rapid City and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,554 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,287
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 50%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For South Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,744 per year for in-state students and $5,744 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,287 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

South Dakota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in South Dakota is National American University-Rapid City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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