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South Dakota State Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Inexpensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does South Dakota State University Cost?

Is what South Dakota State University charges for in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee reasonable when compared to nation, state and regional averages? Find out here. You can jump to any of the following sections in our South Dakota State cost report:

How Much Does South Dakota State Charge for Tuition?

$9,299 In-State Tuition & Fees
$12,809 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average out-of-state tuition and fees at South Dakota State University ran about $12,809 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. If you were a South Dakota resident, the yearly charges were $9,299.


South Dakota State University tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does South Dakota State University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do South Dakota State Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

Nationwide, out-of-state students pay, on average, $19,933 per year in tuition and fees to attend college. South Dakota State University compares well with this national average since its average yearly cost in tuition and fees was $12,809 for out-of-state students.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. South Dakota State only charges $9,299 a year in for in-state undergraduates, making it relatively inexpensive when compared to the national average.

If you want to know how South Dakota State compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

NationwidePlains StatesSouth Dakota
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveAverage
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: South Dakota State University Financial Aid.

South Dakota State Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

2.00% In-State Tuition Increase
1.85% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$39,881 Est. 4-Year Cost

In-state South Dakota State tuition and fees grew with an average annual rate of 2.00% over the past five years. South Dakota residents may pay an estimated $9,676 this school year.

If the in-state South Dakota State tuition and fees growth rate stays consistent, two years of study could cost $19,545, and four years would cost $39,881.

During the same time period, tuition and fees for out-of-state students have increased by 1.85%. Out-of-state students will be charged approximately $13,287 in this academic year if the costs keep going up at the same rate.

This would result in a total cost of $26,819 for two years and $54,637 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at South Dakota State.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Take note of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing yearlyl. At a log of colleges students will end up paying more for their final year of school than they did for their first.

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