National American University-Sioux Falls

  • The Sioux Falls campus has been serving students in eastern South Dakota since 1974, and is considered one of NAU’s most successful campus locations. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Sioux Falls campus offers excellent degree programs in paralegal studies along with three allied health programs; therapeutic massage, medical assisting, and pharmacy technician. National American University welcomes students of diverse interests, cultures and abilities, and prepares them for careers in health care, business and business-related fields by providing quality higher education in a caring and supportive environment.
School Highlights
  • National American University-Sioux Falls serves 595 students (13% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is less than the state average of 16%.
  • National American University-Sioux Falls is one of 2 community colleges within Lincoln County, SD.
  • The nearest community college to National American University-Sioux Falls is Globe University-Sioux Falls (0.3 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 800% over five years.
National American University-Sioux Falls(SD) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty18 staff73 staff
National American University-Sioux Falls Total Faculty (2011-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of National American University-Sioux Falls has declined by 23% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The National American University-Sioux Falls diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 44% over five years.
Total Enrollment595 students934 students
National American University-Sioux Falls Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio33:115:1
National American University-Sioux Falls Student Staff Ratio (2011-2016)
# Full-Time Students78 students680 students
National American University-Sioux Falls Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students517 students254 students
National American University-Sioux Falls Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
National American University-Sioux Falls Enrollment Breakdown SD All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
4%
3%
National American University-Sioux Falls American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
1%
1%
National American University-Sioux Falls Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
3%
National American University-Sioux Falls Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
2%
National American University-Sioux Falls Black (2007-2016)
% White
85%
84%
National American University-Sioux Falls White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
National American University-Sioux Falls More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
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National American University-Sioux Falls Non Resident (2007-2008)
% Unknown races
2%
5%
National American University-Sioux Falls Ethnicity Breakdown SD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.270.29
National American University-Sioux Falls Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,200$38,900
National American University-Sioux Falls Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $12,675 is less than the state average of $13,334. The private state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$12,675$13,334
National American University-Sioux Falls In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%87%
National American University-Sioux Falls % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$33,523$12,000
National American University-Sioux Falls Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,917
National American University-Sioux Falls Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Globe University-Sioux Falls
    Private, for profit
    138 students | 0.30 Mi5101 S Broadband Ln
    Sioux Falls SD  57108
    (605)977-0705
    0.30138
  • 2,332 students | 5.20 Mi2320 N Career Ave
    Sioux Falls SD  57107
    (605)367-7624
    5.202,332
  • 1,568 students | 50.50 Mi603 W Park St
    Sheldon IA  51201
    7123245061
    50.501,568
  • 1,187 students | 62.30 Mi1800 E. Spruce Street
    Mitchell SD  57301
    8006841969
    62.301,187
  • St Luke's College
    Private, non-profit
    254 students | 70.20 Mi2720 Stone Park Blvd
    Sioux City IA  51104
    (712)279-3149
    70.20254
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Did You Know?
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 $13,334 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

South Dakota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in South Dakota is National American University-Rapid City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.