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So you're from Mitchell, SD?

Fortunately for you, Mitchell, SD offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Mitchell College and University Demographics

Mitchell's 2 colleges and universities offer a total of 50 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from medical radiologic technology/science - radiation therapist to homeland security to web page, digital/multimedia and information resources design.

The top-ranked school in Mitchell is Dakota Wesleyan University, with a student population of 763. In 2010, Dakota Wesleyan University was ranked 46th in the nation. BSN is the most popular course of study at Dakota Wesleyan University.

Tuition

Although tuition varies from school to school, the average tuition for Mitchell schools is $13,200 per year. The Mitchell school charging the highest tuition rates is Dakota Wesleyan University, which charges students $19,850 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Mitchell is at Mitchell Technical Institute, which charges students $6,550 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

An estimated $2,173,998 in financial aid was received by students at Mitchell colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $2,110,156 of this aid. Mitchell Technical Institute gave its students $1,086,999 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any Mitchell school.

Mitchell Student Demographics

Approximately 3% of South Dakota students were enrolled in Mitchell colleges in 2010. That is 1,767 students. Mitchell Technical Institute had the most number of students of any college in Mitchell, with 1,004 students. Dakota Wesleyan University, with 763 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

For every 100 students who enroll in Mitchell schools, 72 return to start their second year of college. The graduation rate for Mitchell schools is approximately 61%. Mitchell Technical Institute has the highest graduation rate in Mitchell, with 83% of students graduating. Dakota Wesleyan University has the lowest rate, with 38% graduating.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Mitchell schools is 44 to 56. The ratio of Mitchell students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 77 to 100. In 2009, 8% of Mitchell college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. The highest percentage of diverse students in Mitchell in 2009 was at Dakota Wesleyan University, which had a minority student population that was 13% of the total student population of the school.

Mitchell Faculty Demographics

Mitchell schools had 446 faculty members in 2010. Of these faculty members, 49% were female and 43% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 4 for colleges and universities in Mitchell. Black Hills Beauty College had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Mitchell, with 1 to 1.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
0 miles from location Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell SD 31.4056 n/a 1,004
0 miles from location Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell SD 53.9083 39% 763
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Mitchell, SD to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 3,680 $23,580 $25,000
2
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 2,790 $26,540 $35,340
3
Registered Nurses+ 2,560 $50,520 $67,720
4
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 2,170 $20,890 $25,140
5
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 1,630 $23,530 $32,000
6
Carpenters+ 1,250 $29,020 $43,890
7
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 1,240 $38,460 $54,330
8
Accountants and Auditors+ 1,010 $51,600 $68,960
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 1,000 $37,750 $39,890
10
General and Operations Managers+ 940 $99,630 $113,100
11
Office Clerks, General+ 940 $20,630 $28,240
12
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 830 $21,840 $24,180
13
Cooks, Fast Food+ 770 $18,720 $18,540
14
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 670 $31,660 $38,200
15
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 650 $32,030 $45,860
16
Construction Laborers+ 630 $23,520 $33,590
17
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 620 $32,430 $41,360
18
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 620 $38,100 $54,880
19
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 550 $40,710 $50,770
20
Electricians+ 520 $40,590 $51,810
21
Loan Officers+ 420 $55,600 $65,900
22
Management Analysts+ 410 $66,170 $87,260
23
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 390 $24,200 $33,270
24
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 390 $50,350 $62,260
25
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 380 $31,580 $42,780
26
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 370 $35,430 $42,250
27
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers+ 370 n/a $57,510
28
Cooks, Short Order+ 360 $18,970 $21,030
29
Home Health Aides+ 340 $23,230 $21,760
30
Security Guards+ 330 $28,070 $26,870
31
Soil and Plant Scientists+ 320 $50,190 $62,600
32
Medical Assistants+ 310 $24,630 $29,760
33
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 310 $34,860 $43,850
34
Pharmacy Technicians+ 310 $27,310 $29,330
35
Legal Secretaries+ 270 $21,320 $43,270
36
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 270 $22,620 $30,100
37
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 260 $24,130 $26,510
38
Chief Executives+ 260 $119,400 $173,350
39
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 260 $38,670 $55,970
40
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers+ 250 $35,380 $44,860
41
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians+ 240 $29,830 $35,010
42
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks+ 240 $27,190 $36,170
43
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics+ 230 $31,900 $33,300
44
Dental Assistants+ 230 $30,240 $34,140
45
Legislators+ 220 $35,890 $38,470
46
Advertising Sales Agents+ 210 $34,990 $55,020
47
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 210 $46,660 $60,160
48
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School+ 210 $66,970 $89,990
49
Coaches and Scouts+ 210 $33,960 $35,950
50
Medical Transcriptionists+ 200 $28,290 $33,530