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Cheap Online Colleges in South Dakota

Schools with online programs in South Dakota, have a yearly median tuition of $6,750. Over the past few years, there has been a 2.6% decrease in the median tuition. At these online South Dakota colleges the median tuition annually in 2007 was $6,930.

The range of tuition at online schools in South Dakota offering programs from most to least expensive is shown in the following chart:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 2
Low cost 3
Average cost 3
Most expensive 3

The most expensive colleges that have online programs require students to pay a yearly tuition of over $11,583. On the other hand, the cheapest colleges have yearly tuition costs ranging from $2,160 to $2,700. The lowest cost accredited online schools are located in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

  • Master of Management - Criminal Justice Management
  • Organizational Leadership B.S.
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Financial Management
  • Criminal Justice A.A.S.
  • Accounting A.A.S.
  • Applied Information Technology B.A.S.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Applied Information Technology
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Business Administration
  • Associate of Arts and Science in Computer Security

Of all graduates from online colleges across South Dakota, approximately 11% graduated from these low tuition programs in 2011. This represents 2,874 of the 25,885 graduates from around South Dakota. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of graduates from the least expensive online colleges has decreased by 280 graduates yearly, while the percentage of graduates from these colleges has also decreased.

Other somewhat more expensive online colleges and universities charge students tuition ranging from $2,994 to $3,000 per year. Tuition in this range is charged by 3 of the 11 online colleges that have programs in South Dakota.

A reported 70.2% of the state's graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. This represents 18,165 students. The number of graduates from these colleges and universities was only 16,598 students, a short 5 years earlier, in 2006. Therefore, the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online colleges has increased by 9%.

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