South Dakota contains twelve schools that offer locksmith programs. North Dakota State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking locksmith school in SD, has a total student population of 14,189 and is the 1427th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 locksmith schools in South Dakota, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Century Community and Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($13,590/yr), with Central Wyoming College as the lowest recorded at only $4,545/yr.
Locksmith students from South Dakota schools who go on to become locksmiths, certified master locksmiths, road service locksmiths, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 16,910 people working as locksmiths and safe repairers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,550.
Also, within the locksmith schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from locksmith, 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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