Bordered by Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming, South Dakota is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the state had a total population of 844,877 on July 1, 2013.
Pierre is the state capital, while Sioux Falls is the largest city. Other cities includeAberdeen, Brookings, Rapid City, and Waterloo. The state is home to the faces of Mount Rushmore National Memorial – a major tourist attraction.
Agriculture is South Dakota’s largest industry and has a $20.7 billion economic impact on the state. Manufacturing is another key sector, comprising 9.4 percent of the state’s GDP. Other key sectors in South Dakota’s economy include tourism and financial services.
The South Dakota Board of Regents governs the state’s public higher education system, which includes South Dakota University, the largest university in the state.
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in South Dakota, contact the South Dakota Board of Regents.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|Augustana College||Biology,Education,Health||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Dakota State University||Business,Health,Liberal Arts||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Northern State University||Business,Education,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|South Dakota School of Mines and Technology||Business,Education,Liberal Arts||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of South Dakota||Biological/Life Sciences,Experimental Psychology,Intergrated IT||Public||>10,000||Request Info|