South Dakota contains four schools that offer early childhood education programs. South Dakota State University, the highest-ranking early childhood education school in SD, has a total student population of 12,376 and is the 1603rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 early childhood education schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Presentation College comes out as the most expensive ($17,439/yr), with Oglala Lakota College as the lowest recorded at only $4,871/yr.
Early Childhood Education students from South Dakota schools who go on to become early childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, early childhood teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,140 people working as education administrators, preschool and child care center/program alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,170. Also, Elementary school teachers make on average $53,150 per year and there are about 1,544,300 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 4,010 employed elementary school teachers earning an average yearly salary of $38,350. Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program in this state earn $49,000/yr and there are 60 employed.
Also, within the early childhood education schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from early childhood 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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