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# South Dakota Trade Schools

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, South Dakota is ranked #44 in the country with 2,179 degrees handed out in 2021. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in South Dakota is $9,654 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $10,746 a year.

An estimated 66% of college students in South Dakota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,762 per year.

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The total student population at Lake Area Technical Institute is 2,217, which includes 1,509 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 84% of students at LATI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,263 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from LATI with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,988 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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There are 1,205 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Tech, and 2,330 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

78% of Southeast Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,777 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeast Tech is $41,341.

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The total student population at Mitchell Technical College is 1,162, which includes 855 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

44% of Mitchell Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,801 a year. Mitchell Tech has a 1.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mitchell Tech is $41,842.

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The total student population at Western Dakota Technical Institute is 1,324, which includes 584 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,053 a year. Western Dakota Tech has a 1.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western Dakota Tech is $34,739.

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There are 9,459 students at USD in total, 7,103 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,741 are full-time. It takes the average USD undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,275 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USD is $44,504.

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There are 133 full-time undergraduates at Stewart School, and 133 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 71% of students at Stewart School take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,015 a year. Stewart School has a 1.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stewart School is $30,598.

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There are 9,976 undergraduates at South Dakota State, of which 7,788 are full-time, and there are 11,405 students altogether. For undergraduates at South Dakota State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,767 a year. South Dakota State has a 0.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from South Dakota State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,330 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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The total student population at Black Hills Beauty College is 48, which includes 45 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

55% of Black Hills Beauty College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,195 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Black Hills Beauty College is $22,783.

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There are 77 full-time undergraduates at Headlines Academy Inc, and 77 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

94% of Headlines Academy Inc students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,574 a year. Headlines Academy Inc has a 1.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,559 during the early-career years.

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The total student population at University of Sioux Falls is 1,628, of which 1,354 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,182 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Roughly 77% of students at University of Sioux Falls take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,060 a year. University of Sioux Falls has a 0.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,888 during the early-career years.

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The total student population at Dakota State University is 3,186, of which 2,740 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,495 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Dakota State is 4.4 years.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 68% are men and 32% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,509 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dakota State is $41,645.

Request InformationThere are 27 students at Sanford Medical Center in total, 27 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

Request InformationThere are 24 full-time undergraduates at Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, and 24 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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There are 598 undergraduates at Presentation College, of which 393 are full-time, and there are 625 students altogether. It takes the average Presentation College undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Around 86% of accepted students are men, and 13% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at Presentation College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,924 a year. Presentation College has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Presentation College is $51,793.

Request InformationThe total student population at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is 16, which includes 16 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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There are 1,222 undergraduates at Oglala Lakota College, of which 637 are full-time, and there are 1,251 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Oglala Lakota College is $17,572.

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There are 125 students at Sisseton Wahpeton College in total, 65 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Students who graduate from Sisseton Wahpeton College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,938 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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The total student population at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 2,475, of which 2,146 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,701 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SD Mines is 4.8 years.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 75% are men and 24% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at SD Mines take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,636 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $60,005 during the early-career years.

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The total student population at Mount Marty University is 1,167, of which 987 students are undergraduates and of those, 595 are full-time. For undergraduates at Mount Marty, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 65% of accepted students are men, and 35% are women.

69% of Mount Marty students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,429 a year. Mount Marty has a 0.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,706 during the early-career years.

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There are 438 students at Sinte Gleska University in total, 375 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 156 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Sinte Gleska University is 4.0 years.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sinte Gleska University is $17,806.

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There are 2,968 undergraduates at NSU, of which 1,149 are full-time, and there are 3,431 students altogether. It takes the average NSU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,165 a year. NSU has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NSU is $38,239.

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The total student population at Black Hills State University is 3,608, of which 3,413 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,794 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at BHSU is 4.6 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,660 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BHSU is $36,714.

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There are 2,019 students at Augustana Sioux Falls in total, 1,735 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,665 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Augustana Sioux Falls is 4.0 years.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,844 a year.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Augustana Sioux Falls is $47,691.

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