National American University-Rapid City

5301 South Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57701-2823
Tel: (605)394-4800
School Highlights
  • National American University-Rapid City serves 1,479 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 17%.
  • National American University-Rapid City is one of 2 community colleges within Pennington County, SD.
  • The nearest community college is Western Dakota Technical Institute (4.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 112 teachers has grown by 1019% over five years.
National American University-Rapid City(SD) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty112 staff65 staff
National American University-Rapid City Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,479 has declined by 38% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 222:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,479 students934 students
National American University-Rapid City Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
National American University-Rapid City Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students-680 students
National American University-Rapid City Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
# Part-Time Students-254 students
National American University-Rapid City Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
3%
National American University-Rapid City American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
2%
1%
National American University-Rapid City Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
6%
3%
National American University-Rapid City Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
10%
3%
National American University-Rapid City Black (2007-2016)
% White
71%
83%
National American University-Rapid City White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
National American University-Rapid City More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
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National American University-Rapid City Non Resident (2007-2010)
% Unknown races
4%
5%
National American University-Rapid City Ethnicity Breakdown SD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.0.480.31
National American University-Rapid City Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,200$36,600
National American University-Rapid City Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,287 is more than the state average of $12,723. The private state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,287$12,723
National American University-Rapid City In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%87%
National American University-Rapid City % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$33,523$12,000
National American University-Rapid City Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,000
National American University-Rapid City Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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For South Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,375 per year for in-state students and $5,375 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,723 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 0.31, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in South Dakota is Kilian Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.