Kilian Community College

300 E. 6th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103-7020

School Details

Kilian Community College is a two-year private school located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, that was founded in 1977. Students can earn associate degrees or start their education at Kilian and finish a four-year degree at the students’ university of choice. 

Kilian Community College offers three certificates of completion and 22 associate’s degrees.  Programs include: Early Childhood, Sustainability Careers, Accounting, Business Management, Information Systems, Financial Planning, Medical Office Administration, Medical Coding and Reimbursement, Medical Assistants, Justice Studies, Social Work, Chemical Dependency Counseling, and Liberal Arts. Classes run on a trimester schedule. 

Kilian Community College has 336 students (all undergraduates) and 42 faculty members, giving the university an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, six teach full-time and 36 teach part-time. Members of the faculty are 55% female and 45% male. Of all students, about 12% study full-time and about 88% study part-time. The student body contains 70% female students and 30% male students. About 61% of all students are white with the remaining students being black, American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic. About 39% of students are ages 24 and under with 61% of students being ages 25 and above. The average age of students is 28. All students are from South Dakota. The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 28% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 31%. The overall graduation rate is 20% .The overall graduation rate by gender is 14% for males and 23% for females. 

Special learning opportunities available to students include: distance learning and weekend/evening college. Students have access to services such as remedial tutoring, academic counseling, and career counseling.

Tuition costs $9,762 per year and books and other supplies are estimated to cost  $1,800 per year. Fees for full-time students cost $450. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $8,670 per year with $9,393 in additional living expenses. Tuition payment plans are offered. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 95% of those attending Kilian Community College receive financial aid. The average amount of federal, state, or local aid is $1,532. The average amount of student loans is $2,076.

Kilian has an open enrollment policy and does not take SAT/ACT scores or a high school GPA into consideration for acceptance. Student must submit the following: a completed application, $25 application fee, Official high school/GED transcripts, official college transcripts if applicable, and COMPASS scores. Once the admissions process is complete an acceptance letter is sent to the student. All students who meet the basic application requirements will be accepted. 

Kilian Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.




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    Private not-for-profit, 2-year
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    Associate's degree
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