Engineering in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in South Dakota


Approximately 1.7% of graduates in of South Dakota receive engineering degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 381 engineers graduate from South Dakota's 4 engineering schools.

Top Schools

Augustana College, which is located in Sioux Falls, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. 1 students graduated with a degree in engineering from Augustana College in 2010. Augustana College charged in-state students $25,104 in tuition fees per year.

University of South Dakota, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a engineering program. It is located in Vermillion. Tuition at University of South Dakota was $6,762 per year.

South Dakota State University, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a engineering program. It is located in Brookings. In 2010, 154 students graduated from South Dakota State University engineering program. Tuition at South Dakota State University was $6,444 per year.

Cost

Tuition at South Dakota's engineering schools ranges from $25,104 per year to $6,444 per year. But, the average tuition is $11,360 per year. In 2010, the engineering 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. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - located in Rapid City, students are charged $7,130 per year
  3. University of South Dakota - located in Vermillion, students are charged $6,762 per year

The lowest tuition rates at South Dakota engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year
  2. University of South Dakota - located in Vermillion, students are charged $6,762 per year
  3. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - located in Rapid City, students are charged $7,130 per year

An engineering degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

Many South Dakota engineering graduates become a agricultural engineer, transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, automotive engineer, and mining engineer. If you decide to work as an engineer in South Dakota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,290 South Dakota engineer as of 2010. This number includes 130 engineering managers, 50 agricultural engineers, and 820 transportation engineers. The largest populations of South Dakota engineer are working in the following counties:

  1. Beadle County - 710 engineers
  2. Lincoln County - 580 engineers
  3. Meade County - 320 engineers

Salary

engineers in South Dakota make an average of $56,652 per year. In 2010, however, some South Dakota engineer earned as little as less than $26,670 per year or as much as more than $141,770 per year. The counties in South Dakota with the highest average salary for engineers are:

  1. Lincoln County - $65,182 per year
  2. Meade County - $55,620 per year
  3. Beadle County - $53,641 per year

The South Dakota counties with the lowest average salary for engineers are:

  1. Bennett County - $47,230 per year
  2. Aurora County - $48,430 per year
  3. Beadle County - $53,641 per year

The engineers with highest average salaries in South Dakota were:

  1. Engineering Manager - $105,920 per year
  2. Mining Engineer - $74,180 per year
  3. Automotive Engineer - $69,000 per year

On average, the lowest paid engineers in South Dakota were:

  1. Civil Engineering Technician - $36,140 per year
  2. Environmental Engineering Technician - $34,930 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional South Dakota statistics regarding a career in engineering. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in South Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Engineering in South Dakota
  • Doctoral Degree in Engineering 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
6,879 miles from location South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City SD 23.3494 47% 2,176
6,562 miles from location Augustana College Sioux Falls SD 67.8064 42% 1,793
 

Curious what studying Engineering 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
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other + n/a $53,310
2
Civil Engineers + 820 $64,740 26.2%
3
Civil Engineering Technicians + 430 $36,140 -15.7%
4
Mechanical Engineers + 340 $69,000 6.3%
5
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians + 190 $41,710 -32.1%
6
Architectural and Engineering Managers + 130 $105,920 -40.9%
7
Industrial Engineering Technicians + 130 $39,220 -23.5%
8
Mechanical Engineering Technicians + 80 $38,030 -27.3%
9
Agricultural Engineers + 50 $58,120
10
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 50 $64,520 66.7%
11
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers + 40 $74,180
12
Environmental Engineering Technicians + 30 $34,930
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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