Psychology Schools In South Dakota

In South Dakota, there are 10 accredited schools where psychology classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the psychology academic community in South Dakota, and the future trends in psychology training at the following levels:

  • Psychology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Psychology
  • Bachelors degree in Psychology
  • Masters degree in Psychology
  • PhD degree in Psychology


  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. Kilian Community College

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

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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

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. University of Sioux Falls

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

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  10. 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 Psychology Employment

South Dakota 190
National 112,810

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

Employment Growth for Psychology professionals In South Dakota

240 180 160 150 190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of psychology professionals is shrinking in South Dakota. In 2010 there were 50 less psychology professionals working in South Dakota than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Dakota, this field has shrunk by 21% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for psychology professionals which shows a 6% increase in the number of psychology professionals working around the nation.

Psychology VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$62,880 $63,020 $70,800 $71,160 $72,700
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Psychology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to psychology professionals are growing in South Dakota. In 2006 psychology professionals made a mean salary of $62,880 per year, and in 2010 they made $72,700 per year.

Salary percentiles for Psychology professionals in South Dakota

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90th percentile

This represents a 14% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In South Dakota state, within the field of psychology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid psychology professionals earn 113% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Psychology professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

Psychology professionals in South Dakota earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited psychology schools in South Dakota is increasing. In 2006 there were 283 psychology graduates from psychology courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 332 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of psychology school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota by 17%. Most of these graduates, or 56%, earned an bachelor's degree in psychology.

Psychology Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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