Best College ROI: South Dakota

Business Week just published their 3rd annual rankings of the colleges with the best return on investment in each state

And yes….SDSM&T still ranks first in South Dakota, followed by SDSU, USD, and Augie (surprised that a private school made the top 4 actually)


The full stats….

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Rapid City, S.D.

The Basics

School Type: Public
Applicants Admitted: 88%
Most Popular Majors: Engineering (75%), physical sciences (10%), interdisciplinary studies (7%)

The Payout

Annual Tuition & Fees: $7,897 (in-state) $9,612 (out-of-state)
Average Annual Grant Aid: $4,370
Undergraduates Receiving Aid: 72%
Total Net Cost of Degree: $58,510
The Payoff

National ROI Rank: 240
Graduation Rate: 35%
30-Year ROI: $284,300
30-Year ROI for Graduates Only: $812,300
Annualized ROI: 10.1%


South Dakota State University
University of South Dakota
Augustana College


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