South Dakota contains eight schools that offer clinical research programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking clinical research school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 clinical research schools in South Dakota, only 1 has 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 Mitchell Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,972/yr.
Clinical Research students from South Dakota schools who go on to become clinical researchers, clinical laboratory researchers, institutional research directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 152,420 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,860. Also, Medical records and health information technicians make on average $33,880 per year and there are about 170,580 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 1,000 employed medical records and health information technicians earning an average yearly salary of $31,310. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this state earn $32,670/yr and there are 380 employed.
Also, within the clinical research schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from clinical research, 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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