South Dakota contains eighteen schools that offer tax programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking tax school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 tax schools in South Dakota, none have 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 National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension as the lowest recorded at only $2,785/yr.
Tax students from South Dakota schools who go on to become tax preparers, accountants, tax accountants, tax specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 61,130 people working as tax preparers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,060. Also, Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents make on average $53,800 per year and there are about 69,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 200 employed tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents earning an average yearly salary of $44,360. Tax preparers in this state earn $30,330/yr and there are 180 employed.
Also, within the tax schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from tax, 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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