List of colleges and universities in South Dakota

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Wenona Hall at South Dakota State University (left) and Old Main at the University of South Dakota (right)

There are twenty-two colleges and universities in the U.S. state of South Dakota that are listed under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Brookings-based South Dakota State University (SDSU) is the state's largest public university, with a spring 2012 enrollment of 12,725 students. SDSU is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, a governing board that also controls the University of South Dakota (USD), which has the second largest enrollment. In addition, the Board controls four other public universities in the state.[note 1][1]

USD is the oldest public university in South Dakota, as it has a founding date of 1862. Augustana College, situated in Sioux Falls, is the largest not-for-profit private university with a spring 2012 enrollment of 1,871 students in attendance. Sioux Falls Seminary, a Baptist seminary located in the city of the same name, is the state's smallest post-secondary institution, as it had a spring 2012 enrollment of 141 students. Globe University–Sioux Falls, a for-profit private university, consists of 262 students and is the state's second smallest institution.

The state's only law school, the University of South Dakota School of Law, is accredited by the American Bar Association.[2][3] USD also contains the state's only medical school, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.[4] The majority of South Dakota's post-secondary institutions are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).[5] Most are accredited by multiple agencies, such as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the National League for Nursing (NLNAC).


AbbreviationAccrediting agency
AANAAmerican Association of Nurse Anesthetists
ABAAmerican Bar Association
ACICSAccrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
ACPEAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
ADAAmerican Dental Association
ANDAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
AOTAAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
APAAmerican Psychological Association
APTAAmerican Physical Therapy Association
ASHAAmerican Speech–Language–Hearing Association
CCNECommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
JRCERTJoint Review Committee on Education Programs in Radiologic Technology
LCMELiaison Committee on Medical Education
NASADNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
NASMNational Association of Schools of Music
NASTNational Association of Schools of Theatre
NCANorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools
NCATENational Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
NLNACNational League for Nursing
Active institutions
SchoolLocation(s)[note 2]Control[note 3]Type[note 4]Enrollment[6]
(spring 2012)
Augustana CollegeSioux FallsPrivate not-for-profitBaccalaureate college1,8711860[7]NCA, CCNE, NASM, NCATE
Black Hills State UniversitySpearfishPublicMaster's university4,4161883[8]NCA, NASM, NCATE
Colorado Technical UniversitySioux FallsPrivate for-profitMaster's university8991965[9]NCA
Dakota State UniversityMadisonPublicMaster's university3,0751881[10]NCA, NCATE
Dakota Wesleyan UniversityMitchellPrivate not-for-profitBaccalaureate college7761885[11]NCA, NLNAC
Globe University–Sioux FallsSioux FallsPrivate for-profitAssociate's college2621885[12]ACICS, ABHES
Kilian Community CollegeSioux FallsPrivate not-for-profitAssociate's college3361977[13]NCA
Lake Area Technical InstituteWatertownPublicAssociate's college1,4711965[14]NCA, ADA, AOTA, APTA, NLNAC
Mitchell Technical InstituteMitchellPublicAssociate's college1,0551968[15]NCA, JRCERT
Mount Marty CollegeYanktonPrivate not-for-profitBaccalaureate college1,2421936[16]NCA, CCNE, AANA, NLNAC
National American University–Ellsworth AFB ExtensionEllsworth Air Force BasePrivate for-profitSpecial-focus institution3081941[17]NCA
National American University–Rapid CityRapid CityPrivate for-profitMaster's university2,3841941[17]NCA, CCNE
National American University–Sioux FallsSioux FallsPrivate for-profitBaccalaureate/associate's college9101941[17]NCA
Northern State UniversityAberdeenPublicBaccalaureate college3,2051901[18]NCA, NASM, NCATE
Oglala Lakota CollegeKylePublicTribal college1,6851971[19]NCA
Presentation CollegeAberdeenPrivate not-for-profitBaccalaureate college7181922[20]NCA, JRCERT, NLNAC
Sinte Gleska UniversityMissionPrivate not-for-profitTribal college8351970[21]NCA
Sioux Falls SeminarySioux FallsPrivate not-for-profitSpecial-focus institution1411858[22]NCA, ATSCA
Sisseton Wahpeton CollegeAgency VillagePublicTribal college2641979[23]NCA
South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityPublicSpecial-focus institution2,3111885[24]NCA
South Dakota State UniversityBrookingsPublicResearch university12,7251881[25]NCA, ACPE, AND, CCNE, NASM, NCATE
Southeast Technical InstituteSioux FallsPublicAssociate's college2,5071968[26]NCA
University of Sioux FallsSioux FallsPrivate not-for-profitBaccalaureate college1,4881883[27]NCA, CCNE, NCATE
University of South DakotaVermillionPublicResearch university9,9701862[28]NCA, ABA, ADA, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASHA, LCME, NASAD, NASM, NAST, NCATE, NLNAC
Western Dakota Technical InstituteRapid CityPublicAssociate's college1,0451968NCA

Defunct institutions[edit]

Defunct institutions
Columbus CollegeChamberlain
Sioux Falls
Freeman Junior CollegeFreemanPrivate19031986[31]
Huron UniversityHuronPrivate18972001[31]
Redfield CollegeRedfieldPrivate18851932[note 5][32]
University of South Dakota – SpringfieldSpringfieldPublic18811984[31]
Wessington Springs CollegeWessington SpringsPrivate18871964[31]
Yankton CollegeYanktonPrivate18711984[31]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "Board of Regents". South Dakota Public Universities and Research Center. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "ABA-Approved Law Schools by Year". American Bar Association. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Law School alum to deliver 2012 Charles H. Dillon Lecture at USD" (Press release). University of South Dakota School of Law. April 6, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "USD Med School honors students, faculty with awards" (Press release). University of South Dakota. May 8, 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association". North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "College Navigator". United States Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "The History of Augustana College". Augustana College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Short History of Black Hills State University". Black Hills State University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Colorado Technical University Graduates More Than 800 Online Students" (Press release). Colorado Technical University. August 27, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "DSU History". Dakota State University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ "About". Dakota Wesleyan University. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ "History of Glove University/Minnesota School of Business". Globe University/Minnesota School of Business. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Your Community. Your College.". Kilian Community College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ "About". Lake Area Technical Institute. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  15. ^ "About Us Home". Mitchell Technical Institute. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  16. ^ "About". Mount Marty College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  17. ^ a b c "History of NAU". National American University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  18. ^ "The NSU Campus". Northern State University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  19. ^ "College History". Oglala Lakota College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Presentation College History". Presentation College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  21. ^ "President Message" (PDF). Sinte Gleska University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  22. ^ "A Baptist Seminary Serving the Region". Sioux Falls Seminary. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Sisseton Wahpeton College History". Sisseton Wahpeton College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  24. ^ "President". South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Mission, Vision, and History". South Dakota State University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Living Blue". Southeast Technical Institute. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  27. ^ "History of USF". University of Sioux Falls. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  28. ^ "About USD". University of South Dakota. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  29. ^ Robinson, Doane (1912). "South Dakota". The Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Columbus College/Royal C. Johnson's Veterans Administration". Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  31. ^ a b c d e "South Dakota Colleges that have Closed, Merged, Changed Names". Westminster College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Area Historical Sites". Retrieved June 9, 2012. 

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