South Dakota contains four schools that offer environmental engineering programs. Lake Area Technical Institute, the highest-ranking environmental engineering school in SD, has a total student population of 1,291 and is the 1099th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 environmental engineering schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Dakota State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,748/yr), with Oglala Lakota College as the lowest recorded at only $4,871/yr.
Environmental Engineering students from South Dakota schools who go on to become environmental engineers, environmental scientists, environmental specialists, environmental protection specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 50,610 people working as environmental engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,750. Also, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health make on average $67,360 per year and there are about 83,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 270 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average yearly salary of $53,880. Environmental engineers in this state earn $65,480/yr and there are 160 employed.
Also, within the environmental engineering schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from environmental engineering, 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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