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2021 Top South Dakota Men's D2 Baseball Schools

3 Colleges
$21,564 Avg Tuition & Fees*
39% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division II Men's Baseball in South Dakota ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 3 schools in South Dakota, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D2 Men's Baseball athletes in South Dakota. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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Top Colleges in South Dakota for D2 Men's Baseball athletes in South Dakota

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Our analysis found Augustana University to be the best school for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in South Dakota in this year’s ranking. Sioux Falls, South Dakota is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 442 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Augustana Sioux Falls took home $666,882 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. Augustana Sioux Falls also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota

A rank of #2 on our list means Northern State University is a great place for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in South Dakota working on their bachelor’s degree. NSU is a public institution located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The school has a small population, and it awarded 305 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at NSU took home $411,902 in revenue and paid out $386,889 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $25,013, which isn’t bad at all.

NSU not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Sioux Falls. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and it awarded 363 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at University of Sioux Falls brought home $415,965 in revenue in a single year.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 3 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 our data about colleges.
  • Revenue and expense information comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA) website.
  • The academic progress rate (APR) of each team was made available by the NCAA.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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