South Dakota contains three schools that offer court reporting programs. Western Dakota Technical Institute, the highest-ranking court reporting school in SD, has a total student population of 1,152 and is the 3669th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 court reporting schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, National American University-Sioux Falls comes out as the most expensive ($12,026/yr), with Western Dakota Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,978/yr.
Court Reporting students from South Dakota schools who go on to become court reporters, freelance court reporters, certified shorthand reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,780 people working as court reporters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,460. Also, Procurement clerks make on average $36,430 per year and there are about 78,150 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 220 employed procurement clerks earning an average yearly salary of $31,340. Court reporters in this state earn $42,630/yr and there are 50 employed.
Also, within the court reporting schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from court reporting, 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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