South Dakota contains three schools that offer automotive and mechanics programs. Lake Area Technical Institute, the highest-ranking automotive and mechanics school in SD, has a total student population of 1,291 and is the 1099th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 automotive and mechanics schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southeast Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($9,672/yr), with Western Dakota Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,978/yr.
Automotive and Mechanics students from South Dakota schools who go on to become automotive mechanics, automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 606,990 people working as automotive service technicians and mechanics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,880. Also, Automotive body and related repairers make on average $41,020 per year and there are about 133,290 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 590 employed automotive body and related repairers earning an average yearly salary of $33,010. Automotive service technicians and mechanics in this state earn $33,500/yr and there are 1,900 employed.
Also, within the automotive and mechanics schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from automotive and mechanics, 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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