South Dakota contains four schools that offer business writing programs. Dakota Wesleyan University, the highest-ranking business writing school in SD, has a total student population of 763 and is the 552nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 business writing schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dakota Wesleyan University comes out as the most expensive ($15,987/yr), with Black Hills State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,454/yr.
Business Writing students from South Dakota schools who go on to become business writers, legal writing professors, copy editors, copywriters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Public relations specialists make on average $59,370 per year and there are about 242,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 1,080 employed public relations specialists earning an average yearly salary of $42,050. Writers and authors in this state earn $38,750/yr and there are 60 employed.
Also, within the business writing schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from business writing, 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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