Civil Engineering Schools In South Dakota

South Dakota has 4 accredited civil engineering schools where civil engineering faculty who teach civil engineering classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the civil engineering academic community in South Dakota, and the future trends in civil engineering training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering
  • Masters degree in Civil Engineering


  1. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

    501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3995

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. South Dakota State University

    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Southeast Technical Institute

    2320 N Career Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107-1301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Western Dakota Technical Institute

    800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, South Dakota 57703-4018

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Civil Engineering Employment

South Dakota 1,520
National 415,840

Of all of the civil engineering professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of South Dakota.

Employment Growth for Civil engineering professionals In South Dakota

1,460 1,500 1,520 1,460 1,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Civil Engineering is a growing field in South Dakota. 60 more civil engineering professionals were working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Dakota, this field has grown by 4% in four years. This is faster than the trend for civil engineering professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of civil engineering professionals has shrunk by 3% between 2006 and 2010.

Civil Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$42,697 $42,450 $44,393 $45,437 $45,813
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Civil Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to civil engineering professionals are growing in South Dakota. The mean salary for civil engineering professionals in 2006 was $42,697 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $45,813 per year.

Salary percentiles for Civil engineering professionals in South Dakota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 7%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In South Dakota state, within the field of civil engineering, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid civil engineering professionals earn 84% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Civil engineering professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Civil Engineering
Construction Management

In South Dakota, civil engineering professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Civil Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


As the number of civil engineering professionals is increasing in South Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited civil engineering schools in South Dakota state is also increasing. In South Dakota, there were 98 graduates in 2006. And there were 99 graduates from civil engineering courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 1% percent increase in the number of civil engineering school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota. 40% of these graduates received a associate's degree in civil engineering.

Civil Engineering Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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