Journalism in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in South Dakota


Each year, approximately 0.3% of South Dakota graduates receive degrees in journalism. That means an estimated 60 journalists graduate from South Dakota's 2 journalism schools each year.

Top Schools

Augustana College, which is located in Sioux Falls, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Augustana College graduated 5 students from its journalism program. Augustana College charged in-state students $25,104 in tuition fees per year.

South Dakota State University, which is located in Brookings, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 55 students graduated from South Dakota State University journalism program. Tuition at South Dakota State University was $6,444 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of South Dakota's journalism schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $15,774 per year, though tuition can range from $25,104 per year to $6,444 per year. The South Dakota journalism schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Augustana College - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $25,104 per year
  2. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year

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

  1. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year
  2. Augustana College - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $25,104 per year

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

A large number of South Dakota journalism graduates become journalists. 290 journalists were working in South Dakota in 2010. The largest populations of South Dakota journalists are working in the following counties:

  1. Aurora County - 60 journalists
  2. Meade County - 60 journalists
  3. Bennett County - 30 journalists

Salary

A journalist in South Dakota earns $26,510 per year on average. In 2010, however, some South Dakota journalists earned as little as less than $15,790 per year or as much as more than $36,240 per year. On average a journalist earns the most in the following South Dakota counties:

  1. Meade County - $26,690 per year
  2. Beadle County - $25,810 per year
  3. Bennett County - $23,780 per year

The following counties in South Dakota have the lowest average salaries for journalists:

  1. Aurora County - $22,780 per year
  2. Bennett County - $23,780 per year
  3. Beadle County - $25,810 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in South Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Journalism in South Dakota

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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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
6,562 miles from location Augustana College Sioux Falls SD 67.8064 42% 1,793
 

Curious what studying Journalism 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
Broadcast News Analysts + n/a $36,430
2
Reporters and Correspondents + 290 $26,510 0.0%
3
Photographers + 190 $27,190 -13.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are journalism related jobs in South Dakota