Best Hospitality colleges in South Dakota

Why a degree in hospitality?

Have you ever thought about working on a cruise ship or helping people book vacations? What about managing a hotel chain in Mexico or a casino in Vegas? You can finally turn that interest in vacationing into a career.

What hospitality degree options exist?

With an improving economy, domestic and world travel are gaining in popularity. The industry has been on the rise over the past decade, increasing at a rate of 17%*. It also accounts for almost 10% of the U.S. job market and supports over 14 million jobs*.

So go see a few more beaches and sip a little more wine. You may work longer hours than the average Joe since people vacation 365 days a year. But when you finally get your vacation, you won’t even have to leave the office.

* World Travel and Tourism Council, Research Inforgraphics
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth in the hospitality industry

Best Hospitality colleges in South Dakota for 2021

University of South Dakota offers 2 Hospitality degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town.

South Dakota State University offers 2 Hospitality degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 47 Hospitality students graduated with students earning 47 Bachelor's degrees.

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List of all Hospitality colleges in South Dakota

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of South Dakota Logo University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
24 : 1 9,920
Black Hills State University Logo Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD
30 : 1 3,858
South Dakota State University Logo South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
22 : 1 11,512
Mount Marty College Logo Mount Marty College Yankton, SD
23 : 1 1,049
National American University-Rapid City Logo National American University-Rapid City Rapid City, SD
1,554 : 1 1,554