South Dakota contains eight schools that offer crime scene investigation programs. University of South Dakota, the highest-ranking crime scene investigation school in SD, has a total student population of 9,617 and is the 286th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 crime scene investigation 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 Sinte Gleska University as the lowest recorded at only $5,389/yr.
Crime Scene Investigation students from South Dakota schools who go on to become crime scene investigators, investigators, personal investigators, crime scene forensics specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,870 people working as forensic science technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,070.
Also, within the crime scene investigation schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from crime scene investigation, 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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