South Dakota contains five schools that offer home inspection programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking home inspection school in SD, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 home inspection schools in South Dakota, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Inver Hills Community College comes out as the most expensive ($15,083/yr), with Kaw Area Technical School as the lowest recorded at only $11,600/yr.
Home Inspection students from South Dakota schools who go on to become home inspectors, real estate inspectors, housing quality standard inspectors, housing inspectors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 90,730 people working as construction and building inspectors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,550. Also, Fire inspectors and investigators make on average $56,310 per year and there are about 12,180 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the home inspection schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from home inspection, 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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