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Nutrition Schools In South Dakota

There is only one accredited nutrition school in South Dakota for faculty who teach nutrition classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of nutrition and nutrition training in South Dakota, which includes nutrition training at the following levels:


  1. South Dakota State University

    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Nutrition Employment

South Dakota 160
National 77,400

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

Employment Growth for Nutrition professionals In South Dakota

130 150 150 150 160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, the field of nutrition is growing. In South Dakota, 30 more nutrition professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of nutrition professionals has grown by 23%. This is faster than the trend for nutrition professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of nutrition professionals has grown by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Nutrition VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$44,570 $46,040 $48,310 $48,750 $48,770
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nutrition
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by nutrition professionals is increasing in South Dakota. The mean salary for nutrition professionals in 2006 was $44,570 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,770 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals in South Dakota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 105% pay differential between the highest paid nutrition professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of nutrition in South Dakota.

Average Salaries for Nutrition professionals and related professions in South Dakota


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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the only accredited nutrition school in South Dakota is increasing. In 2006, 10 students graduated from nutrition courses in South Dakota. And in 2010, 18 students graduated.

This represents a 80% increase in the number of nutrition degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. 50% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in nutrition.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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