South Dakota contains three schools that offer automotive technology programs. Lake Area Technical Institute, the highest-ranking automotive technology school in SD, has a total student population of 1,291 and is the 1099th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 automotive technology 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 Technology students from South Dakota schools who go on to become automotive engineers, automotive technicians, mechanics, automotive specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. 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.
Also, within the automotive technology schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from automotive technology, 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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