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Hospitality Schools In South Dakota

In South Dakota, there are 3 accredited schools where hospitality classes faculty can find employment. The trends in South Dakota's hospitality academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in hospitality includes hospitality training at the following levels:


  1. Black Hills State University

    1200 University St, Spearfish, South Dakota 57799-9500

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. National American University-Rapid City

    321 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3692

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

    BIA Rd 700, Sisseton, South Dakota 57262

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Hospitality Employment

South Dakota 8,230
National 2,293,800

Of all of the hospitality professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Hospitality professionals In South Dakota

8,700 8,270 8,170 8,350 8,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, the field of hospitality is shrinking. In 2010 there were 470 less hospitality professionals working in South Dakota than there were in 2006. This represents a 5% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for hospitality professionals which shows a 1% decrease in the number of hospitality professionals working around the nation.

Hospitality VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$26,677 $28,160 $28,940 $29,264 $30,407
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Dakota, as the number of hospitality professionals is declining, the salaries earned by hospitality professionals are increasing. Hospitality professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $26,677 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $30,407 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, hospitality professionals' salaries grew by 12% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In South Dakota state, within the field of hospitality, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid hospitality professionals earn 68% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Hotel Management

In South Dakota, hospitality professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited hospitality schools in South Dakota is decreasing. In 2006, 5 students graduated from hospitality courses in South Dakota. And in 2010, 2 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of hospitality school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota by 60%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with an associate's degree in hospitality.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of hospitality faculty in South Dakota, growth in the field of hospitality academia and faculty salaries in South Dakota. If you are involved in teaching hospitality courses to students at the associates degree in hospitality, and bachelors degree in hospitality levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of hospitality in South Dakota. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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