School Highlights

National American University-Rapid City serves 1,440 students (21% 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 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 19%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,440 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,287
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • 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 114% over five years.
National American University-Rapid City
(SD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more 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 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The National American University-Rapid City diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,440 students
1,440 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
297 students
845 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,143 students
708 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.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
949 students
200 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
174 students
1,193 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
123 students
123 students
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SD All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
934 students
708 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
209 students
209 students
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SD All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
202 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
3%
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
10%
4%
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% Black
20%
5%
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 2020-21 school year data.
% White
57%
81%
This chart display the percentage of White students in National American University-Rapid City and the percentage of White community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
6%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in National American University-Rapid City.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in SD.
Diversity Score
0.62
0.34
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
2.28%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.14%
0.14%
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 11% 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 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
93%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$24,384
$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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$12,497
$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 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does National American University-Rapid City cost?

National American University-Rapid City's private state tuition is approximately $13,287.

What schools are National American University-Rapid City often compared to?

National American University-Rapid Cityis often viewed alongside schools like Western Dakota Technical Institute by visitors of our site.

What is National American University-Rapid City's ranking?

National American University-Rapid City ranks among the top 20% of community college in South Dakota for: Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,440 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,287
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For South Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,786 per year for in-state students and $5,786 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 0.34, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. 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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