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South Dakota Technical Schools

A technical school can help prepare students for a career in electronics and computer technology industries, in accounting, office, and new media technologies, and in maintenance technologies. Technical school graduates may work as science technicians, pharmacy technicians, veterinary medical technicians and paramedics, engineering technicians, sound engineering technicians and more. Most technical schools offer a wide variety of degree options, so finding a technical school to fit your degree path will be easy. The trick is to find an accredited technical school with a solid reputation. Fortunately, several South Dakota technical schools fit the bill.

South Dakota technical schools offer certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees in technical related fields. South Dakota ’s best technical schools include Southeast Technical Institute-Sioux Falls (est. 1969), Colorado Technical University-Sioux Falls (est. 1965), and Black Hills State University (est. 1883). Overall, the state of South Dakota has 12 public and 12 private institutions with more than 43,393 students enrolled. There are thousands of students enrolled in technical schools across the U.S. and in South Dakota with more than 4,500 enrolled in the state’s top technical schools alone. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, undergraduate technical school enrollment is 266,000+ students across the nation.

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Facts and Figures for South Dakota Technical Schools

Average Tuition Costs On-Campus

The average cost for tuition and fees at public South Dakota technical schools is $5,395 per academic year. The average cost for tuition and fees at a private South Dakota technical school is $15,274 per academic year.

Average Tuition Costs Online

The tuition costs for online South Dakota technical schools start at around $100-$150 per credit hour. For graduate school, tuition starts at around $200-$250 per credit hour. Students will pay the same tuition and fees as on-campus programs, but you will save a significant amount of money by eliminating room & board expenses as well as transportation costs. The average room and board costs for public South Dakota colleges is $5,128 per academic year.

Noted On-Campus South Dakota Technical Schools and Enrollment

Southeast Technical Institute-Sioux Falls (avg. enrollment, 2,201 students)
Colorado Technical University-Sioux Falls (avg. enrollment, 2,320 students)
Black Hills State University (avg. enrollment, 4,052 students)

Noted Online Technical Schools Available in South Dakota  

Southeast Technical Institute-Sioux Falls, SD
Colorado Technical University-Sioux Falls, SD
Black Hills State University
National American University

Accredited South Dakota Technical Schools

Southeast Technical Institute-Sioux Falls, SD
Colorado Technical University-Sioux Falls
Black Hills State University

Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, 126th Ed.
Princeton Review
National Center for Education and Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education

Locations South Dakota