South Dakota contains two schools that offer transportation programs. South Dakota State University, the highest-ranking transportation school in SD, has a total student population of 12,376 and is the 1603rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 transportation schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Dakota State University comes out as the most expensive ($11,748/yr), with Western Dakota Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $8,978/yr.
Transportation students from South Dakota schools who go on to become transportation directors, bus drivers, taxi cab drivers, train engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 92,380 people working as transportation, storage, and distribution managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $85,470. Also, Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks make on average $32,400 per year and there are about 142,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 340 employed reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks earning an average yearly salary of $21,390. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers in this state earn $85,020/yr and there are 110 employed.
Also, within the transportation schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from transportation, 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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