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Nursing Schools in South Dakota

105 students earned Nursing degrees in South Dakota in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 4th 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
Master’s Degree 71
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 33
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: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 1.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.0%
  • White: 92.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
Nursing Majors in SD Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in South Dakota

14,670 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. SD

Wages for Nursing Jobs in South Dakota

Nursing grads earn an average of $100,690 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

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

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 42% are considered full time. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,500 a year.

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

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,503. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.53 years.

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

This private institution charges an average net price of $20,699. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 8.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 82
Mental & Social Health Services 76
Rehabilitation Professions 60
Medicine 59
Communication Sciences 31
Allied Health Professions 27
Public Health 24
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 11

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