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    South Dakota, the Mount Rushmore State, is home to over 22 colleges and universities.The public university landscape is dominated by University of South Dakota, the oldest university in the state and a nationally recognized midwestern school, and South Dakota State University, the largest university in the state with an enrollment of about 12,000. Private South Dakota colleges, such as Dakota State University, Augustana College, and Black Hills State University offer a more intimate education with smaller enrollments. In Rapid City you will find the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, which focuses on engineering and science degrees. A few tribal institutions and community colleges in South Dakota round out the collegiate field.

    • Augustana College

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      2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197
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      Augustana College is an Evangelical Lutheran-affiliated university in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Students here enjoy the personal focus of a small liberal arts school. More than eighty percent of its classes have 30 students or fewer. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of South Dakota

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      414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069
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      "The University of South Dakota, the state's flagship university, is located in Vermillion on very pretty bluffs above the Missouri River. USD "prides itself on its strong liberal arts emphasis at the undergraduate level" and the journalism school can't be ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Presentation College

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      1500 N Main, Aberdeen, SD 57401
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      Presentation College is Catholic college with 791 students located in Aberdeen, SD. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Lake Area Technical Institute

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      1201 Arrow Avenue, Watertown, SD 57201
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      Lake Area Technical Institute is an Associate's college with 1559 students located in Watertown, SD. learn more

      Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions
    • Mount Marty College

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      1105 W. 8th Street, Yankton, SD 57078
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      Mount Marty College is a private, Catholic, Benedictine coeducational liberal arts college with a strong history of excellence in preparing students for careers in the health sciences, education and human service. Primary emphasis is placed on the development of each ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Sioux Falls

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      1101 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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      Nearly all students at the Baptist-affiliated University of Sioux Falls take classes toward majors in business management, the social sciences, education, or the fine arts. The Sioux Falls area has a metropolitan population in excess of 100,000 people, so there ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Dakota Wesleyan University

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      1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301
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      Boasting a campus listed on the National Register of Historical Places, this Methodist-affiliated university houses three colleges (arts and humanities; healthcare, fitness, and sciences; and leadership and public service). Nearly all of its 880 students (with a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio) ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Black Hills State University

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      1200 University St, Spearfish, SD 57799
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      During the summer, musically inclined students can take guitar, or song-writing classes during the annual Festival of the Arts at this university in Spearfish, SD. Nearby Badlands National Park provides a wealth of outdoor activities. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • South Dakota State University

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      Administration Lane, Brookings, SD 57007
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      "South Dakota State University offers an impressively wide ranging menu of programs - from the liberal arts and sciences to agriculture and forestry to nursing to business. SDSU enrolls about 12,800 students and is located three hours from Minneapolis in ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Northern State University

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      1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD 57401
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      Northern State University is college with 2826 students located in Aberdeen, SD. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Dakota State University

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      820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042
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      For the savage in you, autumn at this public university in rural Madison, SD is a treat thanks to an abundance of pheasant and duck hunting nearby. But hunting is not SDU's main focus; computer majors are, and everyone must ... learn more

      Alternative, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Sisseton Wahpeton College

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      BIA Rd 700, Sisseton, SD 57262
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      Sisseton Wahpeton College is college with 194 students located in Sisseton, SD. learn more

      Tribal Institution, Open Admissions, Land Grant

    Facts About Colleges in South Dakota

    • There are 24 Colleges in South Dakota.

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