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2021 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Dakota

2 Colleges
283 Bachelor's Degrees
$20,501 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences School for You

Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South DakotaIn 2018-2019, computer and information sciences students earned 283 bachelor's degrees from a South Dakota school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that of the 92,596 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.3% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Dakota ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in computer and information sciences. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those computer and information sciences schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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The computer and information sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools.

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2021 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in South Dakota

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for computer and information sciences majors.

Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Schools in South Dakota

#1

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Dakota State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Madison, Dakota State is a public school with a small student population. Dakota State also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Dakota rankings.

It takes the average student at Dakota State about 4.6 years to graduate, and it costs about $20,631 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Dakota State be around $95,315. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to South Dakota State University. South Dakota State is a large public school located in the remote town of Brookings. South Dakota State also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences in South Dakota rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at South Dakota State is 4.4 years, and it costs about $20,370 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State is $89,628. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 1,737
Minnesota 1,901
Kansas 658
Iowa 870
Nebraska 614
North Dakota 178

Computer & Information Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 157
Information Technology 83
Computer Software & Applications 18
Information Science 17
Computer Science 6

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Majors Similar to Computer & Information Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 485
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 361
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 358
Mathematics & Statistics 81
Physical Sciences 64

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Almonroth.

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