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So you're from Sioux Falls, SD?

Fortunately for you, Sioux Falls, 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!


 

Sioux Falls College and University Demographics

The 11 colleges and universities in Sioux Falls offer 159 degree and certificate programs in fields ranging from engineering physics/applied physics to spanish language and literature to social studies teacher education.

The top-ranked school in Sioux Falls is Augustana College, with a nationwide rank of 32nd in 2010. The school has approximately 1,793 students. Approximately 27% of students studying at Augustana College choose to study BSN, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Although tuition varies from school to school, the average tuition for Sioux Falls schools is $8,913 per year. Augustana College charges students $25,104 per year in tuition, which is the highest tuition rate in Sioux Falls. Southeast Technical Institute has the lowest tuition rate at $3,606 per year.

Financial Aid

An estimated $3,570,067 in financial aid was received by students at Sioux Falls colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $3,498,422 of this aid. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $1,861,915, which was given by Southeast Technical Institute.

Sioux Falls Student Demographics

Approximately 15% of South Dakota students were enrolled in Sioux Falls colleges in 2010. That is 8,469 students. Southeast Technical Institute had the most number of students of any college in Sioux Falls, with 2,489 students. Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, with 18 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Sioux Falls colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 59%. Approximately 54% of students eventually graduate. Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology has the highest graduation rate in Sioux Falls, with 100% of students graduating. National American University-Sioux Falls has the lowest rate, with 7% graduating.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Sioux Falls schools is 60 to 40. The ratio of Sioux Falls students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 46 to 100. For every 100 Sioux Falls college students, 12 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. Kilian Community College had the highest percentage of diverse students in Sioux Falls, with 26% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Sioux Falls Faculty Demographics

Sioux Falls schools had 3,402 faculty members in 2010. Of these faculty members, 43% were female. 24% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority.

Sioux Falls schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 3 in 2009. Black Hills Beauty College had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Sioux Falls, with 1 to 1.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 5,030 $24,850 $25,000 0.0%
2
Registered Nurses 4,800 $56,770 $67,720 25.7%
3
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,550 $28,940 $35,340 1.6%
4
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,880 $24,860 $25,140 -0.5%
5
Accountants and Auditors 1,590 $58,330 $68,960 34.7%
6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,410 $25,380 $32,000 30.6%
7
Carpenters 1,180 $32,640 $43,890 -8.5%
8
Office Clerks, General 1,150 $22,750 $28,240 -5.0%
9
General and Operations Managers 1,100 $114,580 $113,100 -9.1%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,000 $43,440 $39,890 -4.8%
11
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 990 $38,620 $54,330
12
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 980 $34,330 $45,860 -16.9%
13
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 970 $45,570 $50,770 -31.7%
14
Management Analysts 780 $70,150 $87,260 52.9%
15
Construction Laborers 770 $25,740 $33,590 14.9%
16
Billing and Posting Clerks 730 $26,180 $33,270 2.8%
17
Cooks, Fast Food 700 $18,440 $18,540 -10.3%
18
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 640 $22,630 $24,180 36.2%
19
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 610 $35,200 $41,360 0.0%
20
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 610 $37,050 $38,200 10.9%
21
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 570 $40,910 $54,880
22
Electricians 550 $42,630 $51,810 17.0%
23
Cooks, Restaurant 550 $24,760 $23,260 -22.5%
24
Loan Officers 530 $52,960 $65,900 1.9%
25
Pharmacy Technicians 490 $28,260 $29,330 63.3%
26
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 450 $56,570 $62,260 -19.6%
27
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 440 $24,880 $26,510 0.0%
28
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 440 $36,260 $43,850 10.0%
29
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $39,700 $50,360 65.4%
30
Software Developers, Applications 430 $71,760 $90,410
31
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 410 $40,240 $42,250 24.2%
32
Security Guards 400 $26,020 $26,870 -7.0%
33
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 390 $33,910 $35,010 30.0%
34
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 380 $25,630 $35,920 35.7%
35
Financial Analysts 380 $60,330 $86,040 100.0%
36
Medical Assistants 370 $26,280 $29,760 2.8%
37
Medical Transcriptionists 330 $30,040 $33,530 37.5%
38
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 330 $25,940 $29,200 37.5%
39
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 320 $40,070 $44,860 -38.5%
40
Social and Human Service Assistants 310 $22,650 $30,100 181.8%
41
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 300 $34,120 $62,400 -11.8%
42
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 290 $27,280 $31,790 -37.0%
43
Financial Managers 280 $119,400 $116,970 0.0%
44
Computer Programmers 280 $54,400 $74,900
45
Physical Therapists 270 $64,560 $77,990 22.7%
46
Dental Assistants 270 $28,580 $34,140 42.1%
47
Food Service Managers 270 $47,470 $52,220 8.0%
48
Graphic Designers 270 $35,730 $48,140 80.0%
49
Civil Engineers 250 $69,290 $82,280 56.3%
50
Credit Analysts 250 $51,140 $68,180 38.9%