Sinte Gleska University

Mission, SD 57555
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Sinte Gleska University is one of the seven private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in South Dakota. The campus is located in a rural area, in Mission.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 581 students attend the school. Every year 3% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Sinte Gleska University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,640, and fees were $514. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $2,640 and $514 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Rural
Number of Students581
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate100%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 1
Associate's degree 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 66.6%

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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 $74
Graduates $74

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$110/credit
In State Students$110/credit
Out of State Students$110/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$125/credit
In State Students$125/credit
Out of State Students$125/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 $4,950 $4,950 $4,950
ADN 70 $7,700 $7,700 $7,700
BSN 125 $13,750 $13,750 $13,750
FNP 50 $6,250 $6,250 $6,250
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, 68% of Sinte Gleska University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 68% $4,418
Other Federal Grant 43% $1,612
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 46% $2,639
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$12,338
$30,001 to $48,000$13,356
$48,001 to $75,000$15,584
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

No relevant scholarships found

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Dakota state board of nursing.
Sinte Gleska University
E. Highway 18, 101 Antelope Lake Circle
Mission, SD 57555

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