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# South Dakota Trade Schools

South Dakota ranked #45 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 2,160 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $10,088 per year to get their degree at a college in South Dakota, while out of state students will pay an average of $10,943 per year.

An estimated 71% of college students in South Dakota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,980 per year.

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The total student population at Lake Area Technical Institute is 2,228, which includes 1,507 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 86% of students at LATI take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,146 a year. LATI has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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.

The total student population at Southeast Technical College is 2,380, which includes 1,349 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

82% of Southeast Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,621 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,200 during the early-career years.

There are 1,162 students at Mitchell Tech in total, 848 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,666 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mitchell Tech is $37,000.

There are 603 full-time undergraduates at Western Dakota Tech, and 1,214 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,389 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% 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.

The total student population at University of South Dakota is 9,920, of which 7,475 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,899 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

70% of USD students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,283 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 11,512 students at South Dakota State in total, 10,067 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,971 are full-time. For undergraduates at South Dakota State, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at South Dakota State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,065 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,900 during the early-career years.

There are 117 full-time undergraduates at Stewart School, and 117 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Stewart School is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 52% of students at Stewart School take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,375 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Stewart School with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 80 students at Headlines Academy Inc in total, 80 are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Headlines Academy Inc is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 57% of students at Headlines Academy Inc take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,605 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Headlines Academy Inc with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Black Hills Beauty College is 57, which includes 57 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

56% of Black Hills Beauty College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,116 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Black Hills Beauty College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 584 students at Presentation College in total, 558 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 359 are full-time. For undergraduates at Presentation College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,088 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,600 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Dakota State University is 3,268, of which 2,818 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,503 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Dakota State is 4.6 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 67% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

Approximately 74% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,401 a year. Dakota State has a 7.4% 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 $33,300 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Oglala Lakota College is 1,306, of which 1,280 students are undergraduates and of those, 706 are full-time. For undergraduates at Oglala Lakota College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,600 during the early-career years.

There are 549 students at Sinte Gleska University in total, 484 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 176 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Sinte Gleska University is 4.8 years.

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

There are 24 students at Sanford Medical Center in total, 24 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

Sanford Medical Center has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The total student population at University of Sioux Falls is 1,675, of which 1,390 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,206 are full-time. 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. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,008 a year. University of Sioux Falls has a 4.5% 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 University of Sioux Falls is $36,100.

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 10 to 1.

The total student population at Mount Marty University is 1,049, of which 867 students are undergraduates and of those, 522 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mount Marty is 4.1 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 80% of students at Mount Marty take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,818 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

There are 880 students at Dakota Wesleyan University in total, 747 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 630 are full-time. For undergraduates at Dakota Wesleyan University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. Of the accepted students, 56% are men and 44% are women.

88% of Dakota Wesleyan University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,503 a year. Dakota Wesleyan University has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Dakota Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 10 to 1.

The total student population at Sisseton Wahpeton College is 119, which includes 84 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Students who graduate from Sisseton Wahpeton College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $13,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Northern State University is 3,427, of which 3,008 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,265 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,337 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from NSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,858 students at BHSU in total, 3,684 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,945 are full-time. It takes the average BHSU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,063 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,900 during the early-career years.

There are 2,113 students at Augustana Sioux Falls in total, 1,818 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,727 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Augustana Sioux Falls is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,178 a year. Augustana Sioux Falls 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 $37,700 during the early-career years.

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