South Dakota contains five schools that offer educational counseling programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking educational counseling school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 educational counseling schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Augustana College comes out as the most expensive ($16,923/yr), with Northern State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,647/yr.
Educational Counseling students from South Dakota schools who go on to become educational counselors, career counselors, higher education specialists, school counselors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Mental health counselors make on average $41,710 per year and there are about 106,920 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 230 employed mental health counselors earning an average yearly salary of $39,360. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this state earn $71,160/yr and there are 150 employed.
Also, within the educational counseling schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from educational counseling, 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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