Brookings, SD has thirteen adult education schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest ranked school in this group with an adult education program, has a total student population of 41,654. It is the 23rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Wisconsin.
Adult Education students from Brookings schools who go on to become adult education teachers, economics professors, teachers, educators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,880 people working as education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,160. Also, Education administrators make on average $95,340 per year and there are about 105,900 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 110 employed education administrators earning an average salary of $96,200. Education teachers in this area earn $63,560/yr and there are 110 employed.
Brookings lies in Brookings county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area has 123,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.15/hr average worker wage, and a $31,510 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.867 out of every 1000 jobs in Brookings are held by education teachers, and 0.904/1000 are held by education administrators.
Of the 13 adult education schools with a 500-mile radius of Brookings, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($27,955/yr) for adult education students, with University of Iowa as the lowest, reported at only $12,829/yr.