List of colleges and universities in South Dakota

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Wenona Hall at South Dakota State University (left) and Old Main at the University of South Dakota (right)

There are twenty-two colleges and universities in the U.S. state of South Dakota that are listed under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Brookings-based South Dakota State University (SDSU) is the state's largest public university, with a spring 2012 enrollment of 12,725 students. SDSU is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, a governing board that also controls the University of South Dakota (USD), which has the second largest enrollment. In addition, the Board controls four other public universities in the state.[note 1][1]

USD is the oldest public university in South Dakota, as it has a founding date of 1862. Augustana College, situated in Sioux Falls, is the largest not-for-profit private university with a spring 2012 enrollment of 1,871 students in attendance. Sioux Falls Seminary, a Baptist seminary located in the city of the same name, is the state's smallest post-secondary institution, as it had a spring 2012 enrollment of 141 students. Globe University–Sioux Falls, a for-profit private university, consists of 262 students and is the state's second smallest institution.

The state's only law school, the University of South Dakota School of Law, is accredited by the American Bar Association.[2][3] USD also contains the state's only medical school, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.[4] The majority of South Dakota's post-secondary institutions are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).[5] Most are accredited by multiple agencies, such as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the National League for Nursing (NLNAC).

Institutions[edit]

Key
Abbreviation Accrediting agency
AANA American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
ABA American Bar Association
ACICS Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
ACPE Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
ADA American Dental Association
AND Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association
APA American Psychological Association
APTA American Physical Therapy Association
ASHA American Speech–Language–Hearing Association
CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
JRCERT Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Radiologic Technology
LCME Liaison Committee on Medical Education
NASAD National Association of Schools of Art and Design
NASM National Association of Schools of Music
NAST National Association of Schools of Theatre
NCA North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
NCATE National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
NLNAC National League for Nursing
Active institutions
School Location(s)[note 2] Control[note 3] Type[note 4] Enrollment[6]
(spring 2012)
Founded Accreditation[6]
Augustana College Sioux Falls Private not-for-profit Baccalaureate college 1,871 1860[7] NCA, CCNE, NASM, NCATE
Black Hills State University Spearfish Public Master's university 4,416 1883[8] NCA, NASM, NCATE
Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls Private for-profit Master's university 899 1965[9] NCA
Dakota State University Madison Public Master's university 3,075 1881[10] NCA, NCATE
Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell Private not-for-profit Baccalaureate college 776 1885[11] NCA, NLNAC
Globe University–Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Private for-profit Associate's college 262 1885[12] ACICS, ABHES
Kilian Community College Sioux Falls Private not-for-profit Associate's college 336 1977[13] NCA
Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown Public Associate's college 1,471 1965[14] NCA, ADA, AOTA, APTA, NLNAC
Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell Public Associate's college 1,055 1968[15] NCA, JRCERT
Mount Marty College Yankton Private not-for-profit Baccalaureate college 1,242 1936[16] NCA, CCNE, AANA, NLNAC
National American University–Ellsworth AFB Extension Ellsworth Air Force Base Private for-profit Special-focus institution 308 1941[17] NCA
National American University–Rapid City Rapid City Private for-profit Master's university 2,384 1941[17] NCA, CCNE
National American University–Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Private for-profit Baccalaureate/associate's college 910 1941[17] NCA
Northern State University Aberdeen Public Baccalaureate college 3,205 1901[18] NCA, NASM, NCATE
Oglala Lakota College Kyle Public Tribal college 1,685 1971[19] NCA
Presentation College Aberdeen Private not-for-profit Baccalaureate college 718 1922[20] NCA, JRCERT, NLNAC
Sinte Gleska University Mission Private not-for-profit Tribal college 835 1970[21] NCA
Sioux Falls Seminary Sioux Falls Private not-for-profit Special-focus institution 141 1858[22] NCA, ATSCA
Sisseton Wahpeton College Agency Village Public Tribal college 264 1979[23] NCA
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City Public Special-focus institution 2,311 1885[24] NCA
South Dakota State University Brookings Public Research university 12,725 1881[25] NCA, ACPE, AND, CCNE, NASM, NCATE
Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls Public Associate's college 2,507 1968[26] NCA
University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Private not-for-profit Baccalaureate college 1,488 1883[27] NCA, CCNE, NCATE
University of South Dakota Vermillion Public Research university 9,970 1862[28] NCA, ABA, ADA, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASHA, LCME, NASAD, NASM, NAST, NCATE, NLNAC
Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City Public Associate's college 1,045 1968 NCA

Defunct institutions[edit]

Defunct institutions
School Location Control Founded Closed Ref(s)
Columbus College Chamberlain
Sioux Falls
Private 1909 1929 [29][30]
Freeman Junior College Freeman Private 1903 1986 [31]
Huron University Huron Private 1897 2001 [31]
Redfield College Redfield Private 1885 1932[note 5] [32]
University of South Dakota – Springfield Springfield Public 1881 1984 [31]
Wessington Springs College Wessington Springs Private 1887 1964 [31]
Yankton College Yankton Private 1871 1984 [31]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Board of Regents". South Dakota Public Universities and Research Center. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "ABA-Approved Law Schools by Year". American Bar Association. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Law School alum to deliver 2012 Charles H. Dillon Lecture at USD" (Press release). University of South Dakota School of Law. April 6, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "USD Med School honors students, faculty with awards" (Press release). University of South Dakota. May 8, 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association". North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "College Navigator". United States Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "The History of Augustana College". Augustana College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Short History of Black Hills State University". Black Hills State University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Colorado Technical University Graduates More Than 800 Online Students" (Press release). Colorado Technical University. August 27, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "DSU History". Dakota State University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ "About". Dakota Wesleyan University. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ "History of Glove University/Minnesota School of Business". Globe University/Minnesota School of Business. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Your Community. Your College.". Kilian Community College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ "About". Lake Area Technical Institute. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  15. ^ "About Us Home". Mitchell Technical Institute. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  16. ^ "About". Mount Marty College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  17. ^ a b c "History of NAU". National American University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  18. ^ "The NSU Campus". Northern State University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  19. ^ "College History". Oglala Lakota College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Presentation College History". Presentation College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  21. ^ "President Message" (PDF). Sinte Gleska University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  22. ^ "A Baptist Seminary Serving the Region". Sioux Falls Seminary. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Sisseton Wahpeton College History". Sisseton Wahpeton College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  24. ^ "President". South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Mission, Vision, and History". South Dakota State University. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Living Blue". Southeast Technical Institute. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  27. ^ "History of USF". University of Sioux Falls. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  28. ^ "About USD". University of South Dakota. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  29. ^ Robinson, Doane (1912). "South Dakota". The Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Columbus College/Royal C. Johnson's Veterans Administration". GreetingsFromSiouxFalls.com. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  31. ^ a b c d e "South Dakota Colleges that have Closed, Merged, Changed Names". Westminster College. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Area Historical Sites". Redfield-sd.com. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 

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