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Computer Programming in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Computer Programming Programs in South Dakota

Each year, roughly 0.1% of South Dakota students graduate with degrees in computer programming. Thus, South Dakota's 5 computer programming schools put out approximately 14 computer programmers each year.

Top Schools

Northern State University, which was ranked 76th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a computer programming program. It is located in Aberdeen. no students graduated with a degree in computer programming from Northern State University in 2010. Northern State University charged in-state students $6,351 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in South Dakota with a computer programming program is Mount Marty College, which is located in Yankton. In 2010, it was ranked 76th nationwide. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Mount Marty College computer programming program. Tuition at Mount Marty College was $19,932 per year.

The third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a computer programming program is Dakota State University. Dakota State University, which was ranked 76th in the country in 2010, is located in Madison. 1 students graduated with degree in computer programming from Dakota State University in 2010. Students at Dakota State University paid $6,455 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of South Dakota's computer programming schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,241 per year, though tuition can range from $19,932 per year to $3,606 per year. In 2010, the computer programming schools that charged the highest tuition rates in South Dakota were:

  1. Mount Marty College - located in Yankton, students are charged $19,932 per year
  2. Dakota State University - located in Madison, students are charged $6,455 per year
  3. Northern State University - located in Aberdeen, students are charged $6,351 per year

The following South Dakota computer programming schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year
  2. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year
  3. Northern State University - located in Aberdeen, students are charged $6,351 per year

A computer programming degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

The highest percentage of computer programming graduates in South Dakota pursue careers as a computer programmer. South Dakota had 490 computer programmers in 2010. In South Dakota, the largest numbers of computer programmers work in the following counties:

  1. Lincoln County - 280 computer programmers
  2. Beadle County - 110 computer programmers
  3. Meade County - 40 computer programmers


A computer programmer in South Dakota makes an average of $51,680 per year. On average a computer programmer earns the most in the following South Dakota counties:

  1. Lincoln County - $54,400 per year
  2. Meade County - $51,350 per year
  3. Beadle County - $47,060 per year

A computer programmer in the following counties in South Dakota make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Aurora County - $47,040 per year
  2. Beadle County - $47,060 per year
  3. Meade County - $51,350 per year

More Information

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

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  • Associate's Degree in Computer Programming in South Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Network and computer systems administrators 1,330 $52,230
Computer programmers 450 $49,440

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