South Dakota contains five schools that offer computer software engineering programs. South Dakota State University, the highest-ranking computer software engineering school in SD, has a total student population of 12,376 and is the 1603rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 computer software engineering schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado Technical University of Sioux Falls comes out as the most expensive ($12,527/yr), with Mitchell Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,972/yr.
Computer Software Engineering students from South Dakota schools who go on to become computer software engineers, software engineers, software developers, game software developers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 495,500 people working as computer software engineers, applications alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,170. Also, Computer software engineers, systems software make on average $96,620 per year and there are about 385,200 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 300 employed computer software engineers, systems software earning an average yearly salary of $67,500. Computer software engineers, applications in this state earn $70,010/yr and there are 630 employed.
Also, within the computer software engineering schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from computer software engineering, 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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