Granite Falls, MN has three curriculum schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. South Dakota State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a curriculum program, has a total student population of 12,376. It is the 1603rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of South Dakota (#1 is Augustana College).
Curriculum students from Granite Falls schools who go on to become curriculum and instruction directors, teachers, educators, professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 599,500 people working as teachers and instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $41,110. Also, Mathematical science teachers make on average $70,550 per year and there are about 48,100 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 30 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average salary of $60,700. Teachers and instructors in this area earn $29,760/yr and there are 70 employed.
Granite Falls lies in Chippewa county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 123,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.60/hr average worker wage, and a $34,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.560 out of every 1000 jobs in Granite Falls are held by teachers and instructors, and 0.266/1000 are held by mathematical science teachers.
Of the 3 curriculum schools with a 100-mile radius of Granite Falls, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Dakota State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,748/yr) for curriculum students, with Minnesota State University-Mankato as the lowest, reported at only $10,396/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Granite Falls|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||84.4 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||84.4 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||86.6 miles|