South Dakota contains seven schools that offer art therapy programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking art therapy school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 art therapy schools in South Dakota, none have 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 Sinte Gleska University as the lowest recorded at only $5,389/yr.
Art Therapy students from South Dakota schools who go on to become art therapists, practitioners, recreational therapists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,440 people working as therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $54,400. Also, Recreational therapists make on average $41,270 per year and there are about 21,960 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the art therapy schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from art therapy, 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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