South Dakota contains one school that offers hotel management programs. South Dakota State University has a total student population of 12,376 and is the 1603rd highest ranked school in America.
Hotel Management students from South Dakota schools who go on to become hotel managers, hotel and hospitality managers, food service managers, resort managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 224,360 people working as hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $21,130. Also, Lodging managers make on average $53,500 per year and there are about 31,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 160 employed lodging managers earning an average yearly salary of $44,080. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in this state earn $18,550/yr and there are 1,950 employed.
Also, within the hotel management schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from hotel management, 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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