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Political Science Schools In South Dakota

South Dakota has 6 accredited political science schools where political science faculty who teach political science classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in political science in the state of South Dakota, which encompasses political science 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. Black Hills State University

    1200 University St, Spearfish, South Dakota 57799-9500

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Northern State University

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

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

    Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Sioux Falls

    1101 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105-1699

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. 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 Political Science Employment

South Dakota 50
National 20,400

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

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In South Dakota

40 40 50 50 50
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, the field of political science is growing. 10 more political science professionals were working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 25% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for political science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of political science professionals has grown by 14% between 2006 and 2010.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$68,710 $63,910 $66,700 $68,560 $70,110
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of political science professionals is growing, the salaries paid to political science professionals are increasing in South Dakota. In 2006 political science professionals made a mean salary of $68,710 per year, and in 2010 they made $70,110 per year.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in South Dakota

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This represents a 2% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In South Dakota state, within the field of political science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid political science professionals earn 159% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in South Dakota

International Business
Political Science
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited political science schools in South Dakota is decreasing. In 2006, 78 students graduated from political science courses in South Dakota. And in 2010, 73 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of political science school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota by 6%. Most of these graduates, or 86%, earned a bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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