South Dakota contains seventeen schools that offer psychiatry programs. The College of Saint Scholastica, the highest-ranking psychiatry school in SD, has a total student population of 3,746 and is the 219th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 psychiatry schools in South Dakota, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr), with Metropolitan Community College-Longview as the lowest recorded at only $2,964/yr.
Psychiatry students from South Dakota schools who go on to become psychiatric aides, psychiatrists, educational psychologists, psychiatristss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 22,210 people working as psychiatrists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $163,660. Also, Psychiatric aides make on average $27,430 per year and there are about 62,610 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 250 employed psychiatric aides earning an average yearly salary of $22,930. Psychiatrists in this state earn $202,210/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the psychiatry schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from psychiatry, 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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