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2021 Highest Paid Information Technology Graduates in South Dakota

83 Bachelor's Degrees
$49,100 Avg Salary
$26,000 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Information Technology School for You

Highest Paid Information Technology Graduates in South DakotaInformation Technology is the #21 most popular major in South Dakota with 83 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 7,229 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.1% were from a college or university in the state. The IT school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid IT Graduates.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Information Technology Majors After Graduation

After graduating, information technology majors that go to school in South Dakota go on to jobs making an average of $49,100 per year. This is 23% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a IT degree is $48,771. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for IT Graduates from Schools in South Dakota  49,100
Average Salary for IT Graduates from Schools Nationwide  48,771
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Information Technology Grads in South Dakota

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Best Schools for Highly Paid IT Graduates in South Dakota


Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Our rankings recognize Dakota State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Madison, Dakota State is a public school with a small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in IT from the school is $49,100.

While working on their bachelor's, IT majors at Dakota State accumulate an average of around $25,827 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Information Technology Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Information Technology Colleges in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 217 158
Minnesota 210 233
Iowa 193 9
Kansas 175 49
Nebraska 174 163
North Dakota 141 3

Information Technology is one of 10 different types of Computer & Information Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 157
Computer Software & Applications 18
Information Science 17
Computer Science 6
Computer Systems Networking 2

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Craig Dennis.

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