Graphic Design in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Graphic Design Programs in South Dakota


Each year, roughly 0.1% of South Dakota students graduate with degrees in graphic design. Thus, South Dakota's 4 graphic design schools put out approximately 31 graphic designers each year.

Top Schools

Dakota Wesleyan University, which was ranked 46th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a graphic design program. It is located in Mitchell. In 2010, Dakota Wesleyan University graduated no students from its graphic design program. Dakota Wesleyan University charged in-state students $19,850 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a graphic design program is South Dakota State University. South Dakota State University, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Brookings. In 2010, 19 students graduated from South Dakota State University graphic design program. Students at South Dakota State University paid $6,444 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a graphic design program is Mount Marty College. Mount Marty College, which was ranked 76th in the country in 2010, is located in Yankton. 1 students graduated with degree in graphic design from Mount Marty College in 2010. Tuition at Mount Marty College was $19,932 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of South Dakota's graphic design schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,170 per year, though tuition can range from $19,932 per year to $6,444 per year. In 2010, the graphic design schools that charged the highest tuition rates in South Dakota were:

  1. Mount Marty College - located in Yankton, students are charged $19,932 per year
  2. Dakota Wesleyan University - located in Mitchell, students are charged $19,850 per year
  3. Dakota State University - located in Madison, students are charged $6,455 per year

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

  1. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year
  2. Dakota State University - located in Madison, students are charged $6,455 per year
  3. Dakota Wesleyan University - located in Mitchell, students are charged $19,850 per year

A graphic design degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

A large number of South Dakota graphic design graduates become graphic designers. 560 graphic designers were working in South Dakota in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of South Dakota graphic designers:

  1. Lincoln County - 270 graphic designers
  2. Beadle County - 120 graphic designers
  3. Meade County - 100 graphic designers

Salary

On average, a graphic designer earns a salary of $32,910 per year in South Dakota state. In 2010, however, some South Dakota graphic designers earned as little as less than $22,250 per year or as much as more than $47,150 per year. The counties in South Dakota with the highest average salary for a graphic designer are:

  1. Lincoln County - $35,730 per year
  2. Meade County - $32,780 per year
  3. Beadle County - $29,290 per year

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

  1. Aurora County - $28,920 per year
  2. Bennett County - $29,030 per year
  3. Beadle County - $29,290 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design 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
6,578 miles from location Dakota State University Madison SD 23.5379 51% 2,827
6,600 miles from location Mount Marty College Yankton SD 23.7367 45% 1,214
6,626 miles from location Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell SD 53.9083 39% 763
 

Curious what studying Graphic Design 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)
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Graphic Designers + 560 $32,910 60.0%
 

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