South Dakota contains eleven schools that offer computer forensics programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking computer forensics school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 computer forensics 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 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology as the lowest recorded at only $10,453/yr.
Computer Forensics students from South Dakota schools who go on to become computer forensics specialists, computer security specialists, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 512,720 people working as computer systems analysts alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,430. Also, Computer specialists make on average $78,010 per year and there are about 195,890 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 150 employed computer specialists earning an average yearly salary of $70,850. Computer systems analysts in this state earn $63,660/yr and there are 560 employed.
Also, within the computer forensics schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from computer forensics, 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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