South Dakota Community Colleges By Tuition Cost

For South Dakota community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,786 per year for in-state students and $5,786 for out-of-state students (2024).
For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,287 per year.
The community college with the highest tuition in South Dakota is National American University-Rapid City, with a tuition of $13,287.
The community college with the lowest tuition is Southeast Technical College, with a tuition of $4,728.
Tuition Cost Range: $4,728 $13,287 Avg. Tuition Cost: $7,286

South Dakota Community Colleges By Tuition Cost (2024)

College
Avg. Tuition
Location
Rank: #11.
Southeast Technical College
Southeast Technical College Photo - Living Blue at Southeast Tech!
Public
Tuition: $4,728
($4,728 in-state
$4,728 out-state)
2320 N Career Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
(605) 367-6175
Rank: #22.
Lake Area Technical College
Public
Tuition: $4,930
($4,930 in-state
$4,930 out-state)
1201 Arrow Avenue
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-5284
Rank: #33.
Tuition: $5,960
($5,960 in-state
$5,960 out-state)
800 Mickelson Dr
Rapid City, SD 57703
(605) 718-2400
Rank: #44.
Mitchell Technical College
Mitchell Technical College Photo - Aerial view of the Mitchell Technical College campus, located in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Public
Tuition: $7,524
($7,524 in-state
$7,524 out-state)
1800 E. Spruce Street
Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-3025
Rank: #55.
National American University-Rapid City
Private for-profit
Tuition: $13,287
($13,287 in-state
$13,287 out-state)
5301 Mount Rushmore Road
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4800

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average community college tuition in South Dakota?
The average tuition in South Dakota is approximately $5,786 per year for in-state students and $5,786 for out-of-state students (2024)
What are the most expensive community college in South Dakota?
The most expensive community college in South Dakota include Southeast Technical College, Lake Area Technical College and Western Dakota Technical Institute.

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