Art Schools In South Dakota

There are 9 accredited art schools in South Dakota for faculty who teach art classes to choose from. The trends in South Dakota's art academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in art includes art training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Art
  • Bachelors degree in Art
  • Masters degree in Art


  1. Augustana College in Sioux Falls

    2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57197-0001

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  2. Black Hills State University

    1200 University St, Spearfish, South Dakota 57799-9500

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  3. Dakota State University

    820 N Washington, Madison, South Dakota 57042-1799

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  4. Dakota Wesleyan University

    1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301-4398

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  5. Northern State University

    1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-7198

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  6. South Dakota State University

    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Sinte Gleska University

    E. Highway 18, 101 Antelope Lake Circle, Mission, South Dakota 57555-0105

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  8. University of Sioux Falls

    1101 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105-1699

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  9. University of South Dakota

    414 E Clark St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Art Employment

South Dakota 70
National 78,930

Of all of the art professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Art professionals In South Dakota

150 130 80 70 70
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of art professionals is shrinking in South Dakota. 80 less art professionals were working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of art professionals has shrunk by 53%. This decline is faster than the national trend for art professionals which shows a 2% decrease in the number of art professionals working around the nation.

Art VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$30,810 $30,480 $36,160 $36,130 $38,120
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Art
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by art professionals is increasing in South Dakota. Art professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $30,810 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $38,120 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Art professionals in South Dakota

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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 19%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of art, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid art professionals earning 115% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Dakota state.

Average Salaries for Art professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

In South Dakota, art professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Art programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited art schools in South Dakota is increasing. In 2006, 83 students graduated from art courses in South Dakota. And in 2010, 120 students graduated.

Thus there was a 45% percent increase in the number of art school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota. Most of these graduates, or 80%, earned a bachelor's degree in art.

Art Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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