Best Engineering colleges in South Dakota

Why a degree in engineering?

Let’s face it, you’re smart. You passed science and math classes with flying colors, and you are the “go-to” when it comes to computer help. You probably took apart a lot of things in your childhood just to see how they worked. Now here you are, ready to literally build the future.

How to prepare for an engineering degree

Engineering has a lot of positives. As suspected, student debt won’t be a concern since finding an engineering career with a starting salary less than $55,000 or an average salary less than $85,000 is more difficult than learning the RubixCube pattern. If money isn’t your driving factor, how about the 85% of engineers who are satisfied with their jobs*, despite longer workdays.

It’s the challenges every day that keep engineers and their ticking minds happy. So if you think you can hack it out with the best of them, brush the dust off that TI84 and get ready. It really is rocket science.

*Evaluation Enginering, EE-Evaluation Engineering’s 2013 salary survey, http://www.evaluationengineering.com/articles/201308/work-life-balance-key-to-job-satisfaction.php

Best Engineering colleges in South Dakota for 2021

South Dakota State University offers 29 Engineering degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 303 Engineering students graduated with students earning 217 Bachelor's degrees, 70 Master's degrees, 9 Certificates, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

University of South Dakota offers 11 Engineering degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 76 Engineering students graduated with students earning 53 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.

Northern State University offers 2 Engineering degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 8 Engineering students graduated with students earning 6 Associate's degrees, and 2 Certificates.

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List of all Engineering colleges in South Dakota

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Logo South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City, SD
3/5
16 : 1 2,525
South Dakota State University Logo South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
3/5
22 : 1 11,512
University of South Dakota Logo University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
3/5
24 : 1 9,920
Lake Area Technical College Logo Lake Area Technical College Watertown, SD
2/5
21 : 1 2,228
Mitchell Technical Institute Logo Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell, SD
2/5
17 : 1 1,162
Southeast Technical Institute Logo Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
2/5
26 : 1 2,380
Black Hills State University Logo Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD
3/5
30 : 1 3,858
Northern State University Logo Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
3/5
38 : 1 3,427
Sinte Gleska University Logo Sinte Gleska University Mission, SD
2/5
31 : 1 549
Dakota State University Logo Dakota State University Madison, SD
3/5
31 : 1 3,268
Western Dakota Technical Institute Logo Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City, SD
3/5
26 : 1 1,214
Sisseton Wahpeton College Logo Sisseton Wahpeton College Sisseton, SD
2/5
9 : 1 119
National American University-Rapid City Logo National American University-Rapid City Rapid City, SD
4/5
1,554 : 1 1,554