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Theology Schools In South Dakota

South Dakota has 6 accredited theology schools where theology faculty who teach theology classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in theology in the state of South Dakota, which encompasses theology training at the following levels:


  1. Augustana College in Sioux Falls

    2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57197-0001

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  2. Dakota Wesleyan University

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

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  3. Mount Marty College

    1105 W. 8th Street, Yankton, South Dakota 57078-3724

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  4. Sioux Falls Seminary

    2100 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105

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  5. Presentation College

    1500 N Main, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-1280

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  6. University of Sioux Falls

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

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Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Theology Employment

South Dakota 160
National 64,070

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

Employment Growth for Theology professionals In South Dakota

140 140 140 140 160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Theology is a growing field in South Dakota. In South Dakota, 20 more theology professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in South Dakota, this field has grown by 14% in four years. This growth is slower than the national trend for theology professionals which shows a 15% increase in the number of theology professionals working around the nation.

Theology VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$40,785 $43,035 $50,155 $49,450 $51,305
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Theology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In South Dakota, as the number of theology professionals is growing, the salaries earned by theology professionals are increasing. The mean salary for theology professionals in 2006 was $40,785 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $51,305 per year.

Salary percentiles for Theology professionals in South Dakota

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This represents a 21% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 137% pay differential between the highest paid theology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of theology in South Dakota.

Average Salaries for Theology professionals and related professions in South Dakota

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited theology schools in South Dakota is decreasing. In 2006 there were 36 theology graduates from theology courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 32 graduates.

This represents a 11% decrease in the number of theology degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. A majority of these graduates, or 45%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in theology.

Theology Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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