South Dakota contains two schools that offer health informatics programs. Dakota State University, the highest-ranking health informatics school in SD, has a total student population of 2,827 and is the 3333rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 health informatics schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dakota State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,024/yr), with Southeast Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $9,672/yr.
Health Informatics students from South Dakota schools who go on to become health informatics professionals, database administrators, health informatics specialists, health information specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 170,580 people working as medical records and health information technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,880. Also, Database administrators make on average $74,290 per year and there are about 108,080 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 100 employed database administrators earning an average yearly salary of $64,150. Medical records and health information technicians in this state earn $31,310/yr and there are 1,000 employed.
Also, within the health informatics schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from health informatics, 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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