South Dakota contains 23 schools that offer medicine and health programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking medicine and health school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 23 medicine and health schools in South Dakota, only 1 has 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 National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension as the lowest recorded at only $2,785/yr.
Medicine and Health students from South Dakota schools who go on to become medicine and health professionals, office administrators, massage therapists, trainers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 271,710 people working as medical and health services managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,970. Also, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 10,530 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $53,520. Medical and health services managers in this state earn $81,420/yr and there are 590 employed.
Also, within the medicine and health schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from medicine and health, 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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