South Dakota contains eleven schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. University of South Dakota, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in SD, has a total student population of 9,617 and is the 286th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 law and criminal justice schools in South Dakota, none have 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 Sinte Gleska University as the lowest recorded at only $5,389/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from South Dakota schools who go on to become law and criminal justice professionals, corrections officers, jailers, court reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 556,790 people working as lawyers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $129,020. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, 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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