Small Business Schools In South Dakota

Small Business classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited small business schools in South Dakota. The trends in South Dakota's small business academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in small business includes small business training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Small Business
  • Bachelors degree in Small Business


  1. Black Hills State University

    1200 University St, Spearfish, South Dakota 57799-9500

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Oglala Lakota College

    490 Piya Wiconi Road, Kyle, South Dakota 57752-0490

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

    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Small Business Employment

South Dakota 3,140
National 1,708,080

Approximately 0% of the country's small business professionals work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Small business professionals In South Dakota

2,930 2,710 2,680 2,950 3,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Small Business is a growing field in South Dakota. 210 more small business professionals were working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Dakota, this field has grown by 7% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for small business professionals which shows a 3% increase in the number of small business professionals working around the nation.

Small Business VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$95,440 $98,350 $103,490 $103,800 $105,510
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Small Business
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by small business professionals is increasing in South Dakota. In 2006 small business professionals made a mean salary of $95,440 per year, and in 2010 they made $105,510 per year.

Salary percentiles for Small business professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, there was a 10% growth in small business professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of South Dakota, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of small business. The pay differential between the highest paid small business professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 158%

Average Salaries for Small business professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Business Administration
Business Management
Forensic Accounting
Human Resources
International Business
Project Management
Property Management
Restaurant Management
Risk Management
Small Business

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

Educational Trends

Small Business programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited small business schools in South Dakota is decreasing. In 2006 there were 2 small business graduates from small business courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 1 graduates.

This represents a 50% decrease in the number of small business degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in small business.

Small Business Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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