Best graduate programs in education in South Dakota

Education is one of the most popular fields with careers spanning from teaching children of all ages to policy making and everything in between. A graduate degree in education opens career opportunities in leadership and administrative roles. Explore the best graduate programs in education. Read more about our ranking methodology here. 

Our master’s in education rankings cover 358 of the 500 universities available, accounting for 86% 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 | #144 in 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 | #250 in 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 education-grades & methods in South Dakota?

Years

Under a year

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

How much do graduates with master's degree in education-grades & methods earn in South Dakota?

Salary

$40,154

The median master's degree in education-grades & methods graduate earns $40,154 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in education-grades & methods cost in South Dakota?

Net cost

$18,331

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