Computer Science in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in South Dakota


Each year, roughly 0.1% of South Dakota students graduate with degrees in computer science. That means an estimated 23 computer science professionals graduate from South Dakota's 6 computer science schools each year.

Top Schools

Augustana College, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a computer science program. It is located in Sioux Falls. In 2010, Augustana College graduated 4 students from its computer science program. The tuition rate at Augustana College was $25,104 per year.

The second-ranked school in South Dakota with a computer science program is Lake Area Technical Institute, which is located in Watertown. In 2010, it was ranked 64th nationwide. In 2010, 17 students graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute computer science program. The tuition rate at Lake Area Technical Institute was $5,236 per year.

University of Sioux Falls, which is located in Sioux Falls, is the third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a computer science program. It received a ranking of 76th in the country in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Sioux Falls was $21,890 per year.

Cost

Computer science schools in South Dakota, charge students an average tuition of $13,213 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $25,104 per year, or as little as $3,154 per year. In 2010, the following South Dakota computer science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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 computer science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Sinte Gleska University - located in Mission, students are charged $3,154 per year
  2. Sisseton Wahpeton College - located in Sisseton, students are charged $3,960 per year
  3. Lake Area Technical Institute - located in Watertown, students are charged $5,236 per year

A computer science degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

The South Dakota counties with the largest populations of computer science professional are:

  1. Lincoln County - 150 computer science professionals
  2. Beadle County - 60 computer science professionals

Salary

computer science professionals in South Dakota earn $68,607 per year on average. In 2010, however, some South Dakota computer science professional earned as little as less than $33,840 per year or as much as more than $156,430 per year. The following counties in South Dakota have the highest average salaries for computer science professionals:

  1. Lincoln County - $85,835 per year

On average, the highest paid computer science professionals in South Dakota were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $102,330 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $70,700 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $32,790 per year

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

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $70,700 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $32,790 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in computer science in South Dakota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as information systems or information technology, 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 Computer Science in South Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in South Dakota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
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
6,757 miles from location Sinte Gleska University Mission SD 13.4932 n/a 936
6,856 miles from location Sisseton Wahpeton College Sisseton SD 9.22432 n/a 237
 

Curious what studying Computer Science 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
Computer and Information Systems Managers + 170 $102,330 -15.0%
2
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 130 $70,700 8.3%
3
Computer Operators + 70 $32,790 -22.2%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are computer science related jobs in South Dakota