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South Dakota Computer Science Colleges

15 Colleges
647 Yearly Graduations
$43,202 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,672 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly computer science graduations, South Dakota is ranked #46 in the country with 647 degrees handed out in 2019. South Dakota colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $10,801 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $11,961 per year.

An estimated 74% of college students in South Dakota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,168 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
277 Yearly Degrees
$9,536 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,268 students at Dakota State in total, 2,818 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,503 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 67% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

74% of Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,401 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dakota State is $33,300.

#2

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
155 Yearly Degrees
$6,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,380 students at Southeast Tech in total, 1,349 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 82% of students at Southeast Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,621 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeast Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees
$9,114 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,512 students at South Dakota State in total, 10,067 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,971 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

68% of South Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,065 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from South Dakota State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
47 Yearly Degrees
$10,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,525 students at SD Mines in total, 2,202 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,870 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 76% are men and 24% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,770 a year. SD Mines has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,200 during the early-career years.

#5

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$8,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Western Dakota Technical Institute is 1,214, which includes 603 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

66% of Western Dakota Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,389 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western Dakota Tech is $28,700.

#6

Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
23 Yearly Degrees
$5,514 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,507 full-time undergraduates at LATI, and 2,228 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,146 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#7

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
17 Yearly Degrees
$9,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,920 students at USD in total, 7,475 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,899 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,283 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,200 during the early-career years.

#8

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
13 Yearly Degrees
$6,944 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 848 full-time undergraduates at Mitchell Tech, and 1,162 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 67% of students at Mitchell Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,666 a year. Mitchell Tech has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,000 during the early-career years.

#9

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
9 Yearly Degrees
$33,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Augustana University is 2,113, of which 1,818 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,727 are full-time. Augustana Sioux Falls has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Augustana Sioux Falls take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,178 a year. Augustana Sioux Falls has a 0.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Augustana Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$18,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Sioux Falls is 1,675, of which 1,390 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,206 are full-time. For undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

79% of University of Sioux Falls students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,008 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Sioux Falls is $36,100.

#10

Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
3 Yearly Degrees
$2,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Oglala Lakota College is 1,306, of which 1,280 students are undergraduates and of those, 706 are full-time. For undergraduates at Oglala Lakota College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Students who graduate from Oglala Lakota College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $15,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Sinte Gleska University

Mission, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
1 Yearly Degrees
$3,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 484 undergraduates at Sinte Gleska University, of which 176 are full-time, and there are 549 students altogether. It takes the average Sinte Gleska University undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

Students who graduate from Sinte Gleska University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $14,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$8,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,008 undergraduates at NSU, of which 1,265 are full-time, and there are 3,427 students altogether. It takes the average NSU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at NSU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,337 a year. NSU has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,100 during the early-career years.

#13

Mount Marty University

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$28,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 867 undergraduates at Mount Marty, of which 522 are full-time, and there are 1,049 students altogether. For undergraduates at Mount Marty, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,818 a year. Mount Marty has a 5.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

#13

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$28,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 747 undergraduates at Dakota Wesleyan University, of which 630 are full-time, and there are 880 students altogether. It takes the average Dakota Wesleyan University undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 56% are men and 44% are women.

Roughly 88% of students at Dakota Wesleyan University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,503 a year. Dakota Wesleyan University has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Dakota Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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