Education in South Dakota
The state of South Dakota has 303 high schools, which can be broken down into 284 public schools and 19 private high schools. The state ranks 45th nationally for high school enrollment, but it is 19th in the country for student to teacher ratio. South Dakota maintains an impressive high school graduation rate of 83 percent, while sustaining a dropout percentage below the national average at 3.1 percent.
Advanced Degrees in South Dakota
The college landscape in South Dakota has a variety of options for residents that includes such institutions as Augustana College, Black Hills State University, Mount Mary College, the University of South Dakota and Lake Area Technical Institute. It is estimated that approximately 25.5 percent of South Dakota residents have earned some level of college degree with the more common courses of study being:
– Health Sciences