Sioux Falls, SD (population: 160,938) has three engineering schools within its city limits. Augustana College, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 1,793. It is the 218th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of South Dakota.
Engineering students from Sioux Falls schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today.
Sioux Falls lies in Minnehaha county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Sioux Falls area has 134,240 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $17.23/hr average worker wage, and a $35,840 average annual salary.
Of the 3 engineering schools in Sioux Falls, none have 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) for engineering students, with Southeast Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $9,672/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sioux Falls|
|Orange City||IA||-||1||27.8622||68||50.0 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||74.0 miles|
|Storm Lake||IA||-||2||49.0567||85||99.0 miles|