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Communications Schools In South Dakota

South Dakota has 6 accredited communications schools where communications faculty who teach communications classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in communications in the state of South Dakota, which encompasses communications training at the following levels:


  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 Wesleyan University

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

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  4. Presentation College

    1500 N Main, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-1280

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  5. University of Sioux Falls

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

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  6. 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 Communications Employment

South Dakota 1,590
National 439,660

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

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In South Dakota

1,730 1,610 1,730 1,730 1,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, communications is a shrinking field. There were 140 less communications professionals working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 8% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the national trend for communications professionals which shows a 8% decrease in the number of communications professionals working around the nation.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$30,710 $30,303 $32,072 $33,022 $33,808
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by communications professionals is increasing in South Dakota. In 2006 communications professionals made a mean salary of $30,710 per year, and in 2010 they made $33,808 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, communications professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. 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 communications. The pay differential between the highest paid communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 133%

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of communications professionals is decreasing in South Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited communications schools in South Dakota state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 110 communications graduates from communications courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 99 graduates.

This represents a 10% decrease in the number of communications degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. Most of these graduates, or 89%, earned an bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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