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Counseling Schools In South Dakota

Counseling classes faculty can choose to work at one of 9 accredited counseling schools in South Dakota. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of counseling and counseling training in South Dakota, which includes counseling training at the following levels:


  1. Kilian Community College

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

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  2. Mount Marty College

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

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  3. Sioux Falls Seminary

    2100 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105

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  4. Northern State University

    1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-7198

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  5. Oglala Lakota College

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

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

    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Sinte Gleska University

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

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Sisseton Wahpeton College

    BIA Rd 700, Sisseton, South Dakota 57262

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  9. 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 Counseling Employment

South Dakota 1,440
National 653,240

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

Employment Growth for Counseling professionals In South Dakota

1,290 1,420 1,390 1,390 1,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, the field of counseling is growing. There were 150 more counseling professionals working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of counseling professionals has grown by 12%. This growth is faster than the national trend for counseling professionals which shows a 2% decrease in the number of counseling professionals working around the nation.

Counseling VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$40,688 $42,643 $45,590 $46,082 $47,585
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Counseling
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by counseling professionals is increasing in South Dakota. Counseling professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $40,688 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $47,585 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Counseling professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, there was a 14% growth in counseling professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 104% pay differential between the highest paid counseling professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of counseling in South Dakota.

Average Salaries for Counseling professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited counseling schools in South Dakota is decreasing. In 2006 there were 135 counseling graduates from counseling courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 91 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of counseling school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota by 33%. Most of these graduates, or 36%, earned a master's degree in counseling.

Counseling Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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