South Dakota contains two schools that offer behavioral science programs. Dakota Wesleyan University, the highest-ranking behavioral science school in SD, has a total student population of 763 and is the 552nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 behavioral science 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 Dakota Wesleyan University as the lowest recorded at only $15,987/yr.
Behavioral Science students from South Dakota schools who go on to become behavioral scientists, psychiatrists, behavior scientists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 78,470 people working as substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,420. Also, Industrialorganizational psychologists make on average $102,570 per year and there are about 1,710 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the behavioral science schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from behavioral science, 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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