South Dakota contains two schools that offer child care programs. University of Sioux Falls, the highest-ranking child care school in SD, has a total student population of 1,570 and is the 3155th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 child care 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 Sisseton Wahpeton College as the lowest recorded at only $5,989/yr.
Child Care students from South Dakota schools who go on to become child care professionals, child care workers, nannies, day care specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 595,650 people working as child care workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,940. Also, Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 1,320 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average yearly salary of $35,870. Child care workers in this state earn $18,300/yr and there are 2,430 employed.
Also, within the child care schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from child care, 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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