Best Liberal Arts Colleges in South Dakota

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We have created a 2020 ranking of the best colleges in South Dakota that offer Liberal Arts degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 9 Liberal Arts schools located within South Dakota. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Liberal Arts Colleges in South Dakota for 2020

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota offers 3 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a far away town. In 2015, 45 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 36 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
2 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD

South Dakota State University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public university in a remote town. In 2015, 13 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 13 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
3 Northern State University Aberdeen, SD

Northern State University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 20 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 20 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 Dakota State University Madison, SD

Dakota State University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a small public university in a far away town. In 2015, 17 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 17 Bachelor's degrees.

5 Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD

Black Hills State University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public university in a far away town. In 2015, 14 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 14 Bachelor's degrees.

6 Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD

Augustana University offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 2 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 2 Bachelor's degrees.

7 University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD

University of Sioux Falls offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city.

Based on 4 Reviews
8 Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell, SD

Dakota Wesleyan University offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a remote town. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

9 Sinte Gleska University Mission, SD

Sinte Gleska University offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a remote rural. In 2015, 7 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 7 Associate's degrees.

List of all Liberal Arts Colleges in South Dakota

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of South Dakota University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
3/5
21 : 1 9,971
South Dakota State University South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
3/5
22 : 1 12,576
Northern State University Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
2/5
32 : 1 3,449
Dakota State University Dakota State University Madison, SD
2/5
30 : 1 3,145
Black Hills State University Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD
3/5
30 : 1 4,395
Augustana University Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
5/5
12 : 1 1,837
University of Sioux Falls University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD
5/5
16 : 1 1,482
Dakota Wesleyan University Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell, SD
5/5
14 : 1 991
Sinte Gleska University Sinte Gleska University Mission, SD
2/5
11 : 1 581

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Additional Liberal Arts Degree Facts for South Dakota Schools

South Dakota Schools offering online Liberal Arts degrees

Online Liberal Arts degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 20 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Liberal Arts degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Northern State University 0 0 20 0 0
Dakota State University 0 0 17 0 0
South Dakota State University 0 0 13 0 0
How many South Dakota schools offer online Liberal Arts degrees?
  • 3 Bachelor's

What Liberal Arts degree programs were earned in South Dakota?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 3 Colleges 7 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 9 Colleges 103 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 1 Colleges 9 Graduates
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