South Dakota contains five schools that offer human services programs. University of South Dakota, the highest-ranking human services school in SD, has a total student population of 9,617 and is the 286th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 human services schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Dakota Wesleyan University comes out as the most expensive ($15,987/yr), with Oglala Lakota College as the lowest recorded at only $4,871/yr.
Human Services students from South Dakota schools who go on to become human service workers, social workers, human services specialists, human services care specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 344,050 people working as social and human service assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $29,880. Also, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make on average $40,420 per year and there are about 78,470 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 520 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $34,700. Social and human service assistants in this state earn $23,770/yr and there are 850 employed.
Also, within the human services schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from human services, 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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