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# South Dakota Trade Schools

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, South Dakota is ranked #45 in the country with 2,160 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in South Dakota is $10,341 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $11,192 a year.

About 71% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,131 per year.

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## Most Popular Trade Schools in South Dakota

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There are 2,217 students at LATI in total, 1,509 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

87% of LATI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,065 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% 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 $34,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 1,205 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Tech, and 2,330 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,505 a year. Southeast Tech has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeast Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,378 a year. Mitchell Tech has a 7.9% 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 $37,000 during the early-career years.

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.

Roughly 64% of students at Western Dakota Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,940 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,700 during the early-career years.

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

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

64% of USD students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,533 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from USD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 11,405 students at South Dakota State in total, 9,976 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,788 are full-time. It takes the average South Dakota State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

65% of South Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,374 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from South Dakota State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 133 full-time undergraduates at Stewart School, and 133 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,533 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stewart School is $22,200.

The total student population at Headlines Academy Inc is 77, which includes 77 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Headlines Academy Inc. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Roughly 79% of students at Headlines Academy Inc take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,678 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Headlines Academy Inc is $17,600.

There are 48 students at Black Hills Beauty College in total, 45 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,408 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,900 during the early-career years.

There are 598 undergraduates at Presentation College, of which 393 are full-time, and there are 625 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 80% of accepted students are men, and 20% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,063 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Presentation College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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. For undergraduates at Dakota State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 66% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

67% of Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,649 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dakota State is $33,300.

There are 1,251 students at Oglala Lakota College in total, 1,222 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 637 are full-time. For undergraduates at Oglala Lakota College, the average graduation time is 5.5 years.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Oglala Lakota College is $15,600.

The total student population at Sinte Gleska University is 438, of which 375 students 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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,200 during the early-career years.

There 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.

The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

There are 1,354 undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls, of which 1,182 are full-time, and there are 1,628 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Sioux Falls is 4.2 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

81% of University of Sioux Falls students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,123 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from University of Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is 24, which includes 24 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

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

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 61% of accepted students are men, and 39% are women.

72% of Mount Marty students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,546 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mount Marty is $32,500.

The total student population at Dakota Wesleyan University is 933, of which 781 students are undergraduates and of those, 628 are full-time. For undergraduates at Dakota Wesleyan University, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 67% are men and 33% are women.

98% of Dakota Wesleyan University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,616 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,000 during the early-career years.

The 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.

There are 65 full-time undergraduates at Sisseton Wahpeton College, and 125 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $13,700 during the early-career years.

There are 2,968 undergraduates at NSU, of which 1,149 are full-time, and there are 3,431 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at NSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,286 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NSU is $32,100.

There are 3,413 undergraduates at BHSU, of which 1,794 are full-time, and there are 3,608 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,878 a year. BHSU has a 8.2% 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 $29,900 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Augustana University is 2,019, of which 1,735 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,665 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,647 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Augustana Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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