Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, SD 57752
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Oglala Lakota College is one of the seven public 4-year colleges in South Dakota. The campus is located in a rural area, in Kyle.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,246 students attend the school. Every year 7% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Oglala Lakota College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,016, and fees were $668. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $2,016 and $668 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Rural
Number of Students1,246
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 17
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 63.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1983 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $15

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$84/credit
In State Students$84/credit
Out of State Students$84/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$115/credit
In State Students$115/credit
Out of State Students$115/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,780 $3,780 $3,780
ADN 70 $5,880 $5,880 $5,880
BSN 125 $10,500 $10,500 $10,500
FNP 50 $5,750 $5,750 $5,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Oglala Lakota College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 92% $5,284
Other Federal Grant 13% $850
State Grant & Scholarships 55% $1,836
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 92% $2,470
Federal Student Loans -- --
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,135
$30,001 to $48,000$5,355
$48,001 to $75,000$7,535
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

Relevant scholarships

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Dakota state board of nursing.
Oglala Lakota College
490 Piya Wiconi Road
Kyle, SD 57752

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