Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- South Dakota -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s South Dakota Ranking of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students was designed to specifically address the unique concerns of students who fall outside the "norm" of first-time, full-time degree seekers under the age of 24.

Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students - South Dakota -

South Dakota State University tops our South Dakota list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. South Dakota State charges tuition and fees of $11,403 ($8,172 for South Dakota residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 91.7%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,110. The average salary for recent graduates is $61,000.

The total ranking includes 11 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $2,684 to $27,160 (in-state from $2,684 to $27,160). Acceptance rates range from 72.1% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 980 to 1,110 and average salaries of graduates range from $57,000 to $67,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1South Dakota State UniversityBrookings, South Dakota$8,172 / $11,403
2University of Sioux FallsSioux Falls, South Dakota$27,160
3Dakota Wesleyan UniversityMitchell, South Dakota$26,050
4Dakota State UniversityMadison, South Dakota$8,927 / $11,843
5University of South DakotaVermillion, South Dakota$8,457 / $11,688
6Mount Marty CollegeYankton, South Dakota$25,380
7Black Hills State UniversitySpearfish, South Dakota$8,004 / $10,920
8Northern State UniversityAberdeen, South Dakota$7,887 / $10,803
9National American University - Rapid CityRapid City, South Dakota$13,914
10Oglala Lakota CollegeKyle, South Dakota$2,684
View the Full List of 11

Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students Methodology Overview

A non-traditional student could be a working adult going back to school, a parent, or another student who needs to take part-time classes due to other responsibilities. Our rankings for non-traditional students were developed based on the premise that these students are looking for flexible learning options, as well as high-quality outcomes for graduates. Thus our rankings emphasize colleges that offer the ability to take online courses and other factors that are important to older students. Within the mix, you’ll find traditional schools that offer online programs, as well as accredited online colleges that provide the best outcomes for students. Read our full Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students Methodology for more information.

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