Psychology in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Psychology Programs in South Dakota

Around 1.4% of South Dakota's graduates graduate from psychology degree programs every year. That means an estimated 320 psychology professionals graduate from South Dakota's 10 psychology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Dakota with a psychology program is Augustana College, which is located in Sioux Falls. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. 13 students graduated with a degree in psychology from Augustana College in 2010. The tuition rate at Augustana College was $25,104 per year.

University of South Dakota, which was ranked 36th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a psychology program. It is located in Vermillion. In 2010, University of South Dakota graduated 158 students from its psychology program. University of South Dakota charged in-state students $6,762 in tuition fees per year.

Dakota Wesleyan University, which is located in Mitchell, is the third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a psychology program. It received a ranking of 46th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University psychology program. Students at Dakota Wesleyan University paid $19,850 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at South Dakota's psychology schools ranges from $25,104 per year to $6,351 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,779 per year. In 2010, the following South Dakota psychology schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Augustana College - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $25,104 per year
  2. University of Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $21,890 per year
  3. Mount Marty College - located in Yankton, students are charged $19,932 per year

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

  1. Northern State University - located in Aberdeen, students are charged $6,351 per year
  2. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year
  3. University of South Dakota - located in Vermillion, students are charged $6,762 per year

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

The South Dakota counties with the largest populations of psychology professional are:

  1. Lincoln County - 80 psychology professionals
  2. Meade County - 50 psychology professionals
  3. Beadle County - 40 psychology professionals


psychology professionals in South Dakota earn $72,700 per year on average. However, South Dakota psychology professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $49,860 per year to more than $148,510 per year in 2010. The counties in South Dakota with the highest average salary for psychology professionals are:

  1. Meade County - $78,040 per year
  2. Lincoln County - $72,810 per year
  3. Beadle County - $66,610 per year

On average, psychology professionals earn the least in the following South Dakota counties:

  1. Beadle County - $66,610 per year
  2. Lincoln County - $72,810 per year
  3. Meade County - $78,040 per year

The psychology professionals with highest average salaries in South Dakota were:

  1. Clinical Psychologist - $72,700 per year

On average, the lowest paid psychology professionals in South Dakota were:

  1. Clinical Psychologist - $72,700 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in South Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Psychology in South Dakota
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology 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
6,906 miles from location Black Hills State University Spearfish SD 19.3478 54% 4,076
6,636 miles from location Northern State University Aberdeen SD 24.2292 38% 2,625
6,562 miles from location Augustana College Sioux Falls SD 67.8064 42% 1,793
6,562 miles from location University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD 24.3457 41% 1,570
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
6,636 miles from location Presentation College Aberdeen SD 21.2999 58% 679
6,562 miles from location Kilian Community College Sioux Falls SD 6.73111 n/a 336

Curious what studying Psychology 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)
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists + 190 $72,700 35.7%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are psychology related jobs in South Dakota