South Dakota contains two schools that offer gerontology programs. University of South Dakota, the highest-ranking gerontology school in SD, has a total student population of 9,617 and is the 286th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 gerontology schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of South Dakota comes out as the most expensive ($12,826/yr), with Northern State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,647/yr.
Gerontology students from South Dakota schools who go on to become gerontologists, physicians, clinical dietitians, medical staff physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,308,380 people working as life, physical, and social science employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,660. Also, Rehabilitation counselors make on average $34,710 per year and there are about 112,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 360 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $34,970. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $47,910/yr and there are 4,040 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from gerontology, 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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