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Journalism Schools In South Dakota

Journalism classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited journalism schools in South Dakota. The trends in South Dakota's journalism academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in journalism includes journalism 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 State University

    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Journalism Employment

South Dakota 480
National 105,350

Of all of the journalism professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of South Dakota.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In South Dakota

690 620 610 580 480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, journalism is a shrinking field. There were 210 less journalism professionals working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 30%. This is faster than the trend for journalism professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 12% between 2006 and 2010.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$28,315 $30,100 $31,007 $31,047 $30,043
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Dakota, as the number of journalism professionals is declining, the salaries earned by journalism professionals are increasing. In 2006 journalism professionals made a mean salary of $28,315 per year, and in 2010 they made $30,043 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, journalism professionals' salaries grew by 6% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In South Dakota state, within the field of journalism, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid journalism professionals earn 103% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Creative Writing

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in South Dakota state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited journalism schools in South Dakota state is increasing. In 2006 there were 58 journalism graduates from journalism courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 60 graduates.

This represents a 3% increase in the number of journalism degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. Most of these graduates, or 75%, earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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