Biology in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Biology Programs in South Dakota


Each year, approximately 1.2% of South Dakota graduates receive degrees in biology. In other words, every year an estimated 270 biologists graduate from South Dakota's 11 biology schools.

Top Schools

Augustana College, which is located in Sioux Falls, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a biology program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. 38 students graduated with a degree in biology from Augustana College in 2010. Students at Augustana College paid $25,104 per year in tuition fees.

University of South Dakota, which is located in Vermillion, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a biology program. It received a ranking of 36th in the country in 2010. 44 students graduated with degree in biology from University of South Dakota in 2010. Students at University of South Dakota paid $6,762 per year in tuition fees.

Dakota Wesleyan University, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a biology program. It is located in Mitchell. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University biology program. Dakota Wesleyan University charged in-state students $19,850 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Biology schools in South Dakota, charge students an average tuition of $12,548 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $25,104 per year, or as little as $3,154 per year. In 2010, the biology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in South Dakota were:

  1. Augustana College - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $25,104 per year
  2. University of Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $21,890 per year
  3. Mount Marty College - located in Yankton, students are charged $19,932 per year

The following South Dakota biology schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Sinte Gleska University - located in Mission, students are charged $3,154 per year
  2. Northern State University - located in Aberdeen, students are charged $6,351 per year
  3. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional South Dakota statistics regarding a career in biology and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as biomedical engineering or biology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology in South Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Biology in South Dakota
  • Doctoral Degree in Biology in South Dakota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,560 miles from location South Dakota State University Brookings SD 31.8924 55% 12,376
6,576 miles from location University of South Dakota Vermillion SD 64.495 41% 9,617
6,906 miles from location Black Hills State University Spearfish SD 19.3478 54% 4,076
6,578 miles from location Dakota State University Madison SD 23.5379 51% 2,827
6,636 miles from location Northern State University Aberdeen SD 24.2292 38% 2,625
6,562 miles from location Augustana College Sioux Falls SD 67.8064 42% 1,793
6,562 miles from location University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD 24.3457 41% 1,570
6,600 miles from location Mount Marty College Yankton SD 23.7367 45% 1,214
6,757 miles from location Sinte Gleska University Mission SD 13.4932 n/a 936
6,626 miles from location Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell SD 53.9083 39% 763
6,636 miles from location Presentation College Aberdeen SD 21.2999 58% 679
 

Curious what studying Biology gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in South Dakota

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Soil and Plant Scientists + 480 $53,850 242.9%
2
Biological Technicians + 360 $30,810 44.0%
3
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health + 220 $53,290 37.5%
4
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists + 140 $50,520 16.7%
5
Biological Scientists, All Other + 110 $58,450 22.2%
6
Microbiologists + 70 $48,510 40.0%
 

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