Biology Schools In South Dakota

In South Dakota, there are 11 accredited schools where biology classes faculty can find employment. The trends in South Dakota's biology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in biology includes biology training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Biology
  • Bachelors degree in Biology
  • Masters degree in Biology
  • PhD degree in Biology


Schools

  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. Mount Marty College

    1105 W. 8th Street, Yankton, South Dakota 57078-3724

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  6. Northern State University

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

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  7. Presentation College

    1500 N Main, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-1280

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  8. South Dakota State University

    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

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  9. Sinte Gleska University

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

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  10. University of Sioux Falls

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

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  11. University of South Dakota

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

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Biology Employment

South Dakota 1,380
National 232,950

Approximately 1% of the country's biology professionals work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Biology professionals In South Dakota

900 980 1,120 1,170 1,380
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, the field of biology is growing. There were 480 more biology professionals working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of biology professionals has grown by 53%. This growth is faster than the national trend for biology professionals which shows a 6% increase in the number of biology professionals working around the nation.

Biology VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$44,686 $45,000 $45,854 $47,052 $49,238
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Biology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of biology professionals is growing, the salaries paid to biology professionals are increasing in South Dakota. Biology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $44,686 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $49,238 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Biology professionals in South Dakota

10th percentile
$33,387
25th percentile
$39,453
50th percentile
$46,620
75th percentile
$56,277
90th percentile
$68,952

Thus, there was a 9% growth in biology professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of South Dakota, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of biology. The pay differential between the highest paid biology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 107%

Average Salaries for Biology professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Biochemistry
$30,810
Biology
$49,238
Chemistry
$40,765

In South Dakota, biology professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
12
master
3
doctor
2
Certificate
0
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As the number of biology professionals is increasing in South Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited biology schools in South Dakota state is also increasing. In South Dakota, there were 266 graduates in 2006. And there were 270 graduates from biology courses in 2010.

This represents a 2% increase in the number of biology degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. A majority of these graduates, or 63%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in biology.

Biology Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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