South Dakota contains ten schools that offer LPN programs. Lake Area Technical Institute, the highest-ranking LPN school in SD, has a total student population of 1,291 and is the 1099th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 LPN schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Presentation College comes out as the most expensive ($17,439/yr), with Oglala Lakota College as the lowest recorded at only $4,871/yr.
LPN students from South Dakota schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, LPNs, licensed vocational nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 5,920 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $22,520. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $33,390/yr and there are 1,960 employed.
Also, within the LPN schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from LPN, 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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