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Presentation College

Presentation College

Presentation College

1500 N Main, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-1280


  • College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Total Student Population: 577
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Website: www.presentation.edu

Presentation College is a private, Catholic liberal arts college located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Established in 1922, it was founded by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The college offers over 30 undergraduate and graduate programs, including nursing, biology, business, psychology, and education.

The college is well known for its nursing program, which is consistently ranked among the top in the nation. Presentation College’s nursing students are provided state-of-the-art simulation labs and clinical experiences in some of the region’s top healthcare facilities.

The college also offers a variety of healthcare-related programs, including medical assisting, radiologic technology, and surgical technology.

The college is famous for its commitment to small class sizes, individual attention from faculty, and commitment to providing a well-rounded education making it an excellent choice for students seeking a high-quality education in a supportive community.

Presentation College also offers a variety of extracurricular activities and clubs for students to get involved in. These include athletic teams, music and theater groups, service organizations, and academic honor societies.

The college’s campus is home to a number of facilities, including a student center, library, fitness center, and chapel.

Presentation College is well rooted in Catholic heritage and values, and the college community is committed to living out those values in their daily lives.

The campus is home to a vibrant community of individuals from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds and welcomes all students regardless of religion and beliefs.

The college is also committed to making education accessible to all students, regardless of their financial situation. Presentation College offers a variety of financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs.

Presentation College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds a number of program-specific accreditations.

Presentation College is a great school of choice for students who want a well-rounded high-quality affordable education.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:577
Undergraduate enrollment:553
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:3.6%
      Black or African American:11.2%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.5%
      Two or more races:9.8%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:4.9%

Degrees Offered

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Exercise Science
  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Nursing (FNP)
  • Nursing (LPN-BSN)
  • Nursing (RN-BSN)
  • Psychology
  • Radiologic Tech
  • Sport & Event Mgt
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Science
  • Practical Nursing


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$22,006 $21,375 $21,375 
    Books and supplies$1,704 $1,278 $1,240 
      Room and board$10,430 $10,128 $9,837 
      Other expenses$3,506 $2,987 $2,900 
      Room and board$10,179 $8,384 $8,140 
      Other expenses$3,506 $2,987 $2,900 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$3,506 $2,987 $2,900

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