South Dakota contains two schools that offer landscape architecture programs. South Dakota State University, the highest-ranking landscape architecture school in SD, has a total student population of 12,376 and is the 1603rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 landscape architecture schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Dakota State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,748/yr), with Southeast Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $9,672/yr.
Landscape Architecture students from South Dakota schools who go on to become landscape architects, landscape designers, landscapers, landscape supervisors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,940 people working as landscape architects alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,910. Also, Landscaping and groundskeeping workers make on average $25,340 per year and there are about 859,960 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 2,080 employed landscaping and groundskeeping workers earning an average yearly salary of $22,840. Landscape architects in this state earn $56,780/yr and there are 70 employed.
Also, within the landscape architecture schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from landscape architecture, 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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