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Public Administration Schools In South Dakota

In South Dakota, there are 2 accredited schools where public administration classes faculty can find employment. The trends in South Dakota's public administration academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in public administration includes public administration training at the following levels:


  1. Dakota Wesleyan University

    1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301-4398

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. 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 Public Administration Employment

South Dakota 1,530
National 391,290

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

Employment Growth for Public administration professionals In South Dakota

1,730 1,640 1,490 1,510 1,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, public administration is a shrinking field. There were 200 less public administration professionals working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Dakota, this field has shrunk by 12% in four years. This is faster than the trend for public administration professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public administration professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Administration VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$59,273 $62,973 $67,353 $71,940 $72,833
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Administration
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by public administration professionals is increasing in South Dakota. Public administration professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $59,273 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $72,833 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Public administration professionals in South Dakota

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Thus, there was a 19% growth in public administration professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 19% pay differential between the highest paid public administration professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public administration in South Dakota.

Average Salaries for Public administration professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Business Administration
Business Management
Criminal Justice
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work

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

Educational Trends

Public Administration programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited public administration schools in South Dakota is increasing. In 2006, 19 students graduated from public administration courses in South Dakota. And in 2010, 34 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of public administration school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota by 79%. 33% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in public administration.

Public Administration Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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