Law Schools In South Dakota

There are 13 accredited law schools in South Dakota for faculty who teach law classes to choose from. The trends in South Dakota's law academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in law includes law training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Law
  • Bachelors degree in Law
  • Masters degree in Law
  • PhD degree in Law


  1. Kilian Community College

    300 E. 6th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103-7020

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  2. Dakota Wesleyan University

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

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  3. Mount Marty College

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

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  4. National American University-Rapid City

    321 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3692

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  5. National American University-Sioux Falls

    5801 South Corporate Place, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108-4293

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  6. Sinte Gleska University

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

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  7. University of Sioux Falls

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

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  8. Southeast Technical Institute

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

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  9. University of South Dakota

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

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  10. Western Dakota Technical Institute

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

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  11. Colorado Technical University in Sioux Falls

    3901 W 59th St, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108-2272

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  12. National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension

    1000 Ellsworth Street Suite 2400-B, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota 57706

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  13. Globe University-Sioux Falls

    5101 S Broadband Ln, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108

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Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Law Employment

South Dakota 5,250
National 2,096,250

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

Employment Growth for Law professionals In South Dakota

4,450 4,540 4,980 5,280 5,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of law professionals is growing in South Dakota. 800 more law professionals were working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Dakota, this field has grown by 18% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for law professionals which shows a 3% increase in the number of law professionals working around the nation.

Law VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$46,794 $43,781 $44,266 $43,024 $46,197
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by law professionals is decreasing in South Dakota. In 2006 law professionals made a mean salary of $46,794 per year, and in 2010 they made $46,197 per year.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, there was a 1% decline in law professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In the state of South Dakota, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of law. The pay differential between the highest paid law professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 104%

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Court Reporter
Criminal Justice
Forensic Accounting
Homeland Security
Public Administration

In South Dakota, law professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited law schools in South Dakota is decreasing. In South Dakota, there were 378 graduates in 2006. And there were 272 graduates from law courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of law school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota by 28%. Most of these graduates, or 52%, earned a associate's degree in law.

Law Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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