South Dakota contains three schools that offer general education programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking general education school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 general education schools in South Dakota, 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), with Black Hills State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,454/yr.
General Education students from South Dakota schools who go on to become general education instructors, teachers, professors, principals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 68,430 people working as adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,390. Also, Education administrators, elementary and secondary school make on average $87,390 per year and there are about 219,280 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 610 employed education administrators, elementary and secondary school earning an average yearly salary of $65,590. Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors in this state earn $30,730/yr and there are 390 employed.
Also, within the general education schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from general 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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