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Schools Offering Business Programs in South Dakota


Around 6.6% of South Dakota's graduates graduate from business degree programs every year. Thus, South Dakota's 23 business schools put out approximately 1,477 business professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a business program is Augustana College. Augustana College, which was ranked 32nd in the country in 2010, is located in Sioux Falls. 60 students graduated with a degree in business from Augustana College in 2010. The tuition rate at Augustana College was $25,104 per year.

The second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a business program is University of South Dakota. University of South Dakota, which was ranked 36th in the country in 2010, is located in Vermillion. In 2010, University of South Dakota graduated 231 students from its business program. The tuition rate at University of South Dakota was $6,762 per year.

The third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a business program is Dakota Wesleyan University. Dakota Wesleyan University, which was ranked 46th in the country in 2010, is located in Mitchell. In 2010, 25 students graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University business program. Students at Dakota Wesleyan University paid $19,850 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at South Dakota's business schools ranges from $25,104 per year to $2,396 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,040 per year. The South Dakota business schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 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 business schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Oglala Lakota College - located in Kyle, students are charged $2,396 per year
  2. Sinte Gleska University - located in Mission, students are charged $3,154 per year
  3. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year

A business degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

Many South Dakota business graduates become a chief executive officer, operations manager, business professor, accountant, and budget analyst. 14,430 business professionals were working in South Dakota in 2010. Of these, 1,830 were business analysts. In addition, 760 were chief executive officers, and 3,140 were operations managers. The following counties have the largest number of South Dakota business professionals:

  1. Lincoln County - 5,750 business professionals
  2. Beadle County - 3,760 business professionals
  3. Meade County - 1,990 business professionals

Salary

On average, business professionals earn $74,361 per year. In 2010, however, some South Dakota business professional earned as little as less than $30,900 per year or as much as more than $165,790 per year. On average business professional earn the most in the following South Dakota counties:

  1. Lincoln County - $80,936 per year
  2. Meade County - $78,600 per year
  3. Beadle County - $73,101 per year

On average, business professionals earn the least in the following South Dakota counties:

  1. Bennett County - $63,064 per year
  2. Aurora County - $66,071 per year
  3. Beadle County - $73,101 per year

The business professionals with highest average salaries in South Dakota were:

  1. Chief Executive Officer - $133,650 per year
  2. Financial Manager - $108,850 per year
  3. Operations Manager - $105,510 per year

On average, the lowest paid business professionals in South Dakota were:

  1. Accountant - $54,130 per year
  2. Cost Estimator - $46,120 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in business in South Dakota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as business administration or advertising, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Business in South Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business in South Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Business 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
6,564 miles from location Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls SD 19.5942 n/a 2,489
6,879 miles from location National American University-Rapid City Rapid City SD 12.6507 n/a 1,973
6,834 miles from location Oglala Lakota College Kyle SD 5.47762 n/a 1,804
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
6,572 miles from location Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown SD 35.7982 82% 1,291
6,600 miles from location Mount Marty College Yankton SD 23.7367 45% 1,214
6,877 miles from location Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City SD 21.9694 53% 1,152
6,564 miles from location Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls SD 10.9095 n/a 1,060
6,625 miles from location Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell SD 31.4056 n/a 1,004
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
6,564 miles from location National American University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD 6.11863 n/a 554
6,565 miles from location Globe University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD n/a n/a 336
6,562 miles from location Kilian Community College Sioux Falls SD 6.73111 n/a 336
0 miles from location National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension Ellsworth AFB SD 27.8425 n/a 329
6,856 miles from location Sisseton Wahpeton College Sisseton SD 9.22432 n/a 237
 

Curious what studying Business 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
Accountants and Auditors + 3,970 $54,130 24.8%
2
General and Operations Managers + 3,140 $105,510 0.3%
3
Management Analysts + 1,830 $67,660 46.4%
4
Loan Officers + 1,470 $54,390 0.0%
5
Chief Executives + 760 $133,650 -11.6%
6
Financial Managers + 730 $108,850
7
Financial Analysts + 610 $58,680 74.3%
8
Cost Estimators + 500 $46,120 -7.4%
9
Administrative Services Managers + 290 $74,110 20.8%
10
Insurance Underwriters + 290 $70,920 52.6%
11
Personal Financial Advisors + 230 $66,910 109.1%
12
Business Teachers, Postsecondary + 220 $69,010 4.8%
13
Human Resources Managers + 170 $82,320
14
Budget Analysts + 120 $54,150 0.0%
15
Financial Examiners + 100 $69,010 11.1%
 

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