South Dakota contains 21 schools that offer healthcare programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking healthcare school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 healthcare schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Sioux Falls comes out as the most expensive ($19,361/yr), with National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension as the lowest recorded at only $2,785/yr.
Healthcare students from South Dakota schools who go on to become healthcare managers, physicians, doctors, health care administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 56,520 people working as healthcare practitioners and technical workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,110. Also, Mental health counselors make on average $41,710 per year and there are about 106,920 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the healthcare schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from healthcare, 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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