South Dakota contains 26 schools that offer wedding planning programs. North Dakota State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking wedding planning school in SD, has a total student population of 14,189 and is the 1427th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 26 wedding planning schools in South Dakota, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Colorado comes out as the most expensive ($38,252/yr), with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,721/yr.
Wedding Planning students from South Dakota schools who go on to become wedding planners, event planners, wedding consultants, bridal consultants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,530 people working as meeting and convention planners alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Also, Travel agents make on average $32,450 per year and there are about 76,990 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the South Dakota alone, there are 160 employed travel agents earning an average yearly salary of $27,310. Meeting and convention planners in this state earn $28,680/yr and there are 230 employed.
Also, within the wedding planning schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from wedding planning, 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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