2020 Best Online Colleges in South Dakota

This list highlights the best colleges and universities for students who want to pursue an online degree in South Dakota. , the #1 school, has a reported median alumni salary of $81,500, and offers online programs such as a Bachelor of Science in Health Science or a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. , ranked #2, offers a low tuition of . Distance students at SDSU can pursue programs such as a Bachelor of Science in Sociology or a Bachelor of Science in Early Education and Care.

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2020 Online Colleges in South Dakota Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in South Dakota

South Dakota online colleges offer many degrees in the field of education. Black Hills State University, for instance, offers a Master of Science in Secondary Education - Project SECOND, while University of South Dakota offers a Master of Arts in Educational Administration with three optional concentrations. Dakota State University offers a Master of Science in Educational Technology, and Dakota Wesleyan University offers a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in educational policy and administration. Other popular degree programs include nursing, information systems and administration. Tuition is low overall, with Southeast Technical Institute offering the most affordable education at $6,110 per year.

At a Glance:

  • 67% of accredited South Dakota online schools offer degrees for less than $15,000 a year.
  • The South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship is a $6,500 scholarship awarded over a period of four years to resident high school graduates who complete a rigorous high school curriculum and maintain high academic standards.
  • The NIADA Foundation sponsors four outstanding resident high school seniors yearly, awarding them each a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice.


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