Accredited Online Colleges Based in South Dakota

School Accepts Transfer Credits Freshman Acceptance Rate Financial Aid Rate Graduation Rate

925 29th St. S.E.
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 884-7200

No N/A N/A N/A

1015 W. University Ave. Ste. 700
Georgetown, TX 78628
(512) 942-6750

No N/A N/A N/A

9200 University Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29410
(843) 863-7000

No N/A 99% 38%

820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-5111

No N/A 95% 44%

1200 S Jay St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 626-3011

No N/A 95% 42%

414 E Clark St
Vermillion, SD 57069
(877) 269-6837

No N/A 93% 50%

2001 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
(605) 274-0770

No N/A 100% 65%

1200 University St. Unit 9502
Spearfish, SD 57799
(605) 642-6343

No N/A 91% 29%

1200 W University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-2600

No N/A 100% 42%

1800 E. Spruce St.
Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-3025

No N/A 83% 65%

1105 W. 8th Street
Yankton, SD 57078
(800) 658-4552

No N/A 97% 51%

2100 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 336-6588

No N/A N/A N/A

1500 North Main Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 225-1634

No N/A 100% 44%

2320 N Career Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
(605) 367-7624

No N/A 6% 34%

5301 S. Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4800

No N/A 82% 28%

5801 S. Corporate Place
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
(605) 336-4600

No N/A 85% 12%

5301 S. Highway 16 Rapid City
Rapid City, SD 57701

No N/A N/A N/A

Administration Lane
Brookings, SD 57007
(800) 952-3541

No N/A 94% 55%

1000 Ellsworth Street
Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706
(605) 718-6550

No N/A 67% N/A

5101 S Broadband Ln
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
(605) 977-0705

No N/A 100% N/A


South Dakota Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 46% South Dakota
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.8 ACT South Dakota
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in South Dakota

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The service sector, which encompasses retail, finance, and health care, is the largest economic sector in the state

The service sector, which encompasses retail, finance, and health care, is the largest economic sector in the state. Citibank's national banking operations are based in Sioux Falls, S.D., providing a large number of jobs for the region. With Mount Rushmore, the surrounding Black Hills, and other attractions bringing in about a billion dollars each year, tourism is South Dakota's second biggest sector. A degree from any of the online colleges in South Dakota in hospitality, nursing, or finance could help jumpstart your career in the biggest industries in the state, though jobs aren't guaranteed even with a degree.

Government spending also accounts for a large portion of the business in South Dakota. Ellsworth Air Force Base is the second-largest employer in the state, employing upwards of 4,000 people. Consider South Dakota online colleges for relevant degrees, like those in engineering or technical subjects, for a better chance of working with or on the base.

With an enrollment of about 11,000 undergrads, South Dakota State University is the largest in the state and offers a number of online degree programs for those who want the convenience that online colleges and universities in South Dakota offer. You can earn associate, bachelor's, and even master's degrees online in a variety of subjects from the university, as well as certificates. The school is also part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, meaning it is one of 20 public universities that collaborate to provide high-quality online graduate and undergraduate coursework.

The University of South Dakota also offers more than two dozen programs wholly online, including educational specialist, bachelor's, and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Visit the school's website to find out more or use the handy Electronic University Consortium, which consolidates the information for online programs at all six public universities in the state. You can view all programs and courses or narrow it down by school or degree type.

If you're interested in private online colleges in South Dakota, there are several with a regional presence that can meet your needs. Colorado Technical University offers online degrees in a variety of disciplines and has a campus in South Dakota, and National American University, which was one of the first schools to offer online programs and has opened campuses across the country, began in South Dakota and still remains an excellent source of education in the state. Presentation College also provides online programs at the associate, bachelor's, and certificate levels. Other options include University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, and Everest University Online.