South Dakota contains eighteen schools that offer bookkeeping programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking bookkeeping school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 bookkeeping 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 National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension as the lowest recorded at only $2,785/yr.
Bookkeeping students from South Dakota schools who go on to become bookkeepers, bookkeeping clerks, accounting managers, accounting officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,757,870 people working as bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,750. Also, Accountants and auditors make on average $67,430 per year and there are about 1,106,980 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 3,970 employed accountants and auditors earning an average yearly salary of $53,160. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks in this state earn $26,870/yr and there are 8,470 employed.
Also, within the bookkeeping schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from bookkeeping, 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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