Mitchell, SD has one child day care school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Sioux Falls has a total student population of 1,570. It is the 3155th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of South Dakota (#1 is Augustana College).
Child Day Care students from Mitchell schools who go on to become day care specialists, social workers, nannies, day care professionals, 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 Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 330 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average salary of $34,860. Child care workers in this area earn $17,200/yr and there are 490 employed.
Mitchell lies in Davison county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area has 123,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.15/hr average worker wage, and a $31,510 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.970 out of every 1000 jobs in Mitchell are held by child care workers, and 2.676/1000 are held by child, family, and school social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Sioux Falls ends up costing a student $19,361/yr.