South Dakota contains 20 schools that offer art and design programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking art and design school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 art and design schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Sioux Falls comes out as the most expensive ($19,361/yr), with National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension as the lowest recorded at only $2,785/yr.
Art and Design students from South Dakota schools who go on to become designers, ad designers, advertising designers, commercial designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the art and design schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from art and design, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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