South Dakota contains seven schools that offer sports programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking sports school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 sports 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.
Sports students from South Dakota schools who go on to become professional athletes, athletes, coaches, sports professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,620 people working as athletes and sports competitors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,950. Also, Umpires, referees, and other sports officials make on average $28,490 per year and there are about 14,860 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the sports schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from sports, 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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