South Dakota contains six schools that offer sports medicine programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking sports medicine school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 sports medicine schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Augustana College comes out as the most expensive ($16,923/yr), with National American University-Rapid City as the lowest recorded at only $11,520/yr.
Sports Medicine students from South Dakota schools who go on to become sports medicine practitioners, sports trainers, sports doctors, sports physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 274,160 people working as physicians and surgeons alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $173,860. Also, Physical therapists make on average $76,220 per year and there are about 174,490 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 570 employed physical therapists earning an average yearly salary of $66,490. Physicians and surgeons in this state earn $201,140/yr and there are 220 employed.
Also, within the sports medicine schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from sports medicine, 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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