South Dakota contains two schools that offer child development programs. University of Sioux Falls, the highest-ranking child development school in SD, has a total student population of 1,570 and is the 3155th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 child development 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 Development students from South Dakota schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 850 employed preschool teachers earning an average yearly salary of $26,380. Child, family, and school social workers in this state earn $35,870/yr and there are 1,320 employed.
Also, within the child development schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from child development, 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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