South Dakota contains three schools that offer nursing education programs. Presentation College, the highest-ranking nursing education school in SD, has a total student population of 679 and is the 3797th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 nursing education schools in South Dakota, none have 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 Sisseton Wahpeton College as the lowest recorded at only $5,989/yr.
Nursing Education students from South Dakota schools who go on to become nursing educators, doctors, nurse administrators, nurse educators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 49,140 people working as nursing instructors and teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,240. 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. Nursing instructors and teachers in this state earn $58,350/yr and there are 220 employed.
Also, within the nursing education schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from nursing 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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