South Dakota contains five schools that offer distance education programs. University of South Dakota, the highest-ranking distance education school in SD, has a total student population of 9,617 and is the 286th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 distance education 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 Oglala Lakota College as the lowest recorded at only $4,871/yr.
Distance Education students from South Dakota schools who go on to become distance educators, teachers, online educators, online teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,880 people working as education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,160. 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 South Dakota alone, there are 150 employed mathematical science teachers earning an average yearly salary of $54,740. Education teachers in this state earn $61,130/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the distance education schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from distance education, 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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