South Dakota contains eight schools that offer music education programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking music education school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 music education 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 Black Hills State University as the lowest recorded at only $10,454/yr.
Music Education students from South Dakota schools who go on to become music educators, music business consultants, music business professionals, music teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 80,790 people working as art, drama, and music teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $68,230. Also, Musicians and singers make on average $0 per year and there are about 47,260 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the music education schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from music education, 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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