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Public Health Schools in South Dakota

In 2018-2019, 28 students earned their Public Health degrees in SD.

As a degree choice, Public Health is the 14th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in South Dakota

Public Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 22
Bachelor’s Degree 4
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in SD Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.6%
  • Black or African American: 3.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.6%
  • White: 67.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.6%
  • Other Races: 17.9%
Public Health Majors in SD Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in South Dakota

There are 1,430 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. SD

Wages for Public Health Jobs in South Dakota

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $68,220, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in South Dakota that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

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

95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $35,200 after graduation.

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

It takes the average student 4.53 years to graduate. In their early career, South Dakota State grads earn an average salary of $37,900. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
2,525 Total Students

93% of students get financical aid. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 3.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Public Health Careers in SD

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title SD Job Growth SD Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 21% $89,970
Medical and Health Services Managers 13% $101,340
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 10% $67,330
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 8% $58,950

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

Major Annual Graduates in SD
Nursing 1,018
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

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