Mechanical Engineering in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in South Dakota


Approximately 0.6% of graduates in of South Dakota receive mechanical engineering degrees every year. Thus, South Dakota's 3 mechanical engineering schools put out approximately 136 mechanical engineers each year.

Top Schools

South Dakota State University, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a mechanical engineering program. It is located in Brookings. In 2010, South Dakota State University graduated 44 students from its mechanical engineering program. The tuition rate at South Dakota State University was $6,444 per year.

The second-ranked school in South Dakota with a mechanical engineering program is South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, which is located in Rapid City. In 2010, it was ranked 77th nationwide. 76 students graduated with degree in mechanical engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2010. The tuition rate at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was $7,130 per year.

Western Dakota Technical Institute, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a mechanical engineering program. It is located in Rapid City. 16 students graduated with degree in mechanical engineering from Western Dakota Technical Institute in 2010. Tuition at Western Dakota Technical Institute was $4,860 per year.

Cost

Mechanical engineering schools in South Dakota, charge students an average tuition of $6,145 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $7,130 per year, or as little as $4,860 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at South Dakota mechanical engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - located in Rapid City, students are charged $7,130 per year
  2. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year
  3. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year

The mechanical engineering schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in South Dakota were:

  1. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year
  2. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year
  3. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - located in Rapid City, students are charged $7,130 per year

A mechanical engineering degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

Most people who graduate from mechanical engineering school in South Dakota go on to work as a mechanical engineer. South Dakota had 340 mechanical engineers in 2010. The largest populations of South Dakota mechanical engineers are working in the following counties:

  1. Beadle County - 140 mechanical engineers
  2. Meade County - 90 mechanical engineers
  3. Lincoln County - 90 mechanical engineers

Salary

On average, mechanical engineers earn $69,000 per year. But, salaries for mechanical engineers can vary. In 2010, mechanical engineers made as little as less than $42,540 per year or as much as more than $106,600 per year in South Dakota. On average a mechanical engineer earns the most in the following South Dakota counties:

  1. Meade County - $75,190 per year
  2. Lincoln County - $67,630 per year
  3. Beadle County - $62,720 per year

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

  1. Beadle County - $62,720 per year
  2. Lincoln County - $67,630 per year
  3. Meade County - $75,190 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in South Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in South Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Mechanical 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
6,879 miles from location South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City SD 23.3494 47% 2,176
6,877 miles from location Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City SD 21.9694 53% 1,152
 

Curious what studying Mechanical 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
Mechanical Engineers + 340 $69,000 6.3%
3
Mechanical Drafters + 130 $35,710 -18.8%
4
Mechanical Engineering Technicians + 80 $38,030 -27.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are mechanical engineering related jobs in South Dakota