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2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in South Dakota

747 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,786 Avg Salary
$26,209 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Education Graduates in South DakotaEducation is one of the most popular subjects to study in South Dakota. With 747 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 2nd out of all the majors we track. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.8% of all the education bachelor's degrees in the country. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Education list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Education Graduates in South Dakota ranking looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education.

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 Education Majors After Graduation

After graduation, education majors from schools in South Dakota earn an average salary of $36,786 per year. That's not so great, since it is 8% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in education is $34,031. This means that degree holders from schools in South Dakota make 8% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools in South Dakota  36,786
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73,600
Average Salary for Education Graduates from Schools Nationwide  34,031
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73,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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73,600

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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in South Dakota

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in South Dakota

#1

Mount Marty College

Yankton, SD

Mount Marty College landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Mount Marty is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Yankton.

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Our rankings recognize Northern State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Aberdeen, NSU is a public school with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Black Hills State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Spearfish, BHSU is a public college with a small student population.

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#4

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Our rankings recognize Dakota State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Madison, Dakota State is a public college with a small student population.

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#5

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. U of South Dakota is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Vermillion.

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#6

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD

Augustana University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Sioux Falls, Augustana Sioux Falls is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize South Dakota State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. South Dakota State is a fairly large public school located in the town of Brookings.

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University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD

University of Sioux Falls landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the midsize city of Sioux Falls, University of Sioux Falls is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Best Education Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Education Schools in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 35 2,707
Minnesota 34 2,494
Kansas 32 1,678
Iowa 31 1,839
Nebraska 31 1,365
North Dakota 30 667

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 363
Teacher Education Subject Specific 287
Special Education 95
General Education 1
Other Education 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 340
Psychology 225
Communication & Journalism 176
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 94
History 69

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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 Horadrim.

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