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Nursing Schools in South Dakota

1,053 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in South Dakota

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 832
Associate’s Degree 111
Master’s Degree 71
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 33
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 5
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 5
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

In South Dakota, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in SD Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in South Dakota is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Black or African American: 2.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.5%
  • White: 88.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 5.2%
Nursing Majors in SD Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in South Dakota

There are 14,670 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. SD

Wages for Nursing Jobs in South Dakota

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $100,690, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 11 colleges in South Dakota that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

350 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
11,512 Total Students

The 4.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. A typical student attending South Dakota State will pay a net price of $19,503. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

222 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
9,920 Total Students

A typical student attending USD will pay a net price of $18,075. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. The student loan default rate is 4.80% which is lower than average.

86 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
584 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $35,600 after graduation. An average student at Presentation College will pay a net price of $20,699. The full-time teacher rate is 64%.

76 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
1,049 Total Students

The average student takes 4.11 years to complete their degree at Mount Marty. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $19,682.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
880 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,000 a year. The student loan default rate is 5.90% which is lower than average.

65 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
1,675 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.22 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $20,989. The 4.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#7

Augustana University

Sioux Falls
62 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
2,113 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.40%. This private school has an average net price of $22,891. Most students complete their degree in 4.23 years.

51 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,380 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 9.30% which is lower than average. 88% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,228 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,437. The full-time teacher rate is 70%.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
5% Graduation Rate
1,306 Total Students

99% of students get financical aid. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.20 years.

Nursing Careers in SD

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title SD Job Growth SD Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 30% $100,440
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $61,170
Registered Nurses 14% $57,510
Medical and Health Services Managers 13% $101,340
Nurse Anesthetists 12% $186,450

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in SD
Allied Health Professions 239
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 203
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 157
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 130
Mental & Social Health Services 125
Health/Medical Admin Services 123
Health Sciences & Services 113
Allied Health Services 100

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