Best secondary education programs in South Dakota

Middle and high school teachers specialize in a single subject and teach students between 6th to 12th grade. A graduate degree in secondary education will enhance your teaching ability and prepare you for a career in education. Here are the best secondary education programs.

Our master’s in secondary education rankings cover 190 of the 241 universities available, accounting for 92% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $49,054.

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#1 in South Dakota | #60 in Secondary education nationally

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Economic score: 0.55

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $39,729

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $5,474

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $19,220

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.48

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in South Dakota | #113 in Secondary education nationally

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, South Dakota

Economic score: 0.78

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $39,098

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,348

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $28,027

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.72

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

How long does it take to pay down debt in secondary education in South Dakota?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in secondary education is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in secondary education earn in South Dakota?

Salary

$40,154

The median master's degree in secondary education graduate earns $40,154 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in secondary education cost in South Dakota?

Net cost

$18,331

The average annual cost of a master's degree in secondary education is $18,331. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.