Top South Dakota Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 7 top community colleges located throughout South Dakota (4 public colleges and 3 private colleges), serving 8,225 students. For South Dakota 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 (view national tuition costs).
  • South Dakota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.65 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 16% (majority American and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 15:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(SD) School Average
American Indian
3%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
3%
Black
2%
White
84%
Two or more races
2%
Unknown
5%
SD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

Top South Dakota Community Colleges by Town (2018-19)

  • College Location Students
  • Globe University-Sioux Falls
    Private, for profit
    5101 S Broadband Ln
    Sioux Falls SD  57108
    (605)977-0705

    138 students
  • 1201 Arrow Avenue
    Watertown SD  57201
    (605)882-5284

    1,654 students
  • 1800 E. Spruce Street
    Mitchell SD  57301
    8006841969

    1,187 students
  • 5301 South Highway 16
    Rapid City SD  57701
    (605)394-4800

    1,479 students
  • 5801 South Corporate Place
    Sioux Falls SD  57108
    (605)336-4600

    595 students
  • 2320 N Career Ave
    Sioux Falls SD  57107
    (605)367-7624

    2,332 students
  • 800 Mickelson Dr
    Rapid City SD  57703
    (605)394-4034

    840 students
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