Top Universities in South Dakota


What are South Dakota’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist attempts to address this issue by releasing the South Dakota University Ranking for 2021, which includes 12 accredited South Dakota higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

  • being chartered, registered, or certified by the relevant US higher education-related institution, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

Our goal is to create a non-academic League Table of South Dakota’s best universities that is focused on accurate, impartial, and non-influenceable site metrics generated by objective web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the universities themselves.

2021 South Dakota University Ranking

University Town
University of South Dakota South Dakota 910 331
South Dakota State University South Dakota 1194 441
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology South Dakota 1908 688
Dakota State University South Dakota 1999 719
Northern State University South Dakota 2257 787
Augustana University South Dakota 2492 875
Black Hills State University South Dakota 3025 1054
National American University South Dakota 3107 1075
University of Sioux Falls South Dakota 3704 1247
Dakota Wesleyan University South Dakota 3982 1324
Mount Marty University South Dakota 4090 1353
Presentation College South Dakota 6329 1657