South Dakota contains two schools that offer mental health programs. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, the highest-ranking mental health school in SD, has a total student population of 2,176 and is the 3368th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 mental health schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology comes out as the most expensive ($10,453/yr), with Sinte Gleska University as the lowest recorded at only $5,389/yr.
Mental Health students from South Dakota schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 30 employed psychiatrists earning an average yearly salary of $202,210. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this state earn $71,160/yr and there are 150 employed.
Also, within the mental health schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from mental 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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