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Engineering Schools In South Dakota

South Dakota has 4 accredited engineering schools where engineering faculty who teach engineering classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in engineering in the state of South Dakota, which encompasses engineering training at the following levels:


  1. Augustana College in Sioux Falls

    2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57197-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

    501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3995

    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
  4. 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 Engineering Employment

South Dakota 2,490
National 1,704,460

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

Employment Growth for Engineering professionals In South Dakota

2,640 2,730 2,870 2,680 2,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Engineering is a shrinking field in South Dakota. In 2010 there were 350 less engineering professionals working in South Dakota than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of engineering professionals has shrunk by 13%. This decline is slower than the change in the number of engineering professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of engineering professionals has shrunk by 23% from 2006 to 2010.

Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$56,929 $57,486 $46,862 $57,215 $56,652
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of engineering professionals is declining, the salaries paid to engineering professionals are decreasing in South Dakota. Engineering professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $56,929 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $56,652 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, engineering professionals' salaries declined by 0% in 4 years. 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 engineering. The pay differential between the highest paid engineering professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 96%

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited engineering schools in South Dakota is decreasing. In South Dakota, there were 489 graduates in 2006. And there were 381 graduates from engineering courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 22% percent decrease in the number of engineering school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota. A majority of these graduates, or 52%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in engineering.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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