South Dakota contains 64 schools that offer day care programs. Kirksville Area Technical Center, the highest-ranking day care school in SD, has a total student population of 67 and is the 728th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 64 day care schools in South Dakota, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College comes out as the most expensive ($16,681/yr), with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,721/yr.
Day Care students from South Dakota schools who go on to become child care workers, nannies, day care specialists, day care professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 595,650 people working as child care workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $20,940. Also, Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 1,320 employed child, family, and school social workers earning an average yearly salary of $35,870. Child care workers in this state earn $18,300/yr and there are 2,430 employed.
Also, within the day care schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from day care, 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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