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Economics Schools in South Dakota

43 Economics students earned their degrees in the state in 2020-2021.

As a degree choice, Economics is the 8th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Economics Majors in South Dakota

Economics majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 34
Master’s Degree 9

Gender Distribution

In South Dakota, a economics major is more popular with men than with women.


Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of economics majors in South Dakota is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.3%
  • Black or African American: 4.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.0%
  • White: 72.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 18.6%
  • Other Races: 2.3%

Jobs for Economics Grads in South Dakota

There are 1,370 people in the state and 1,144,130 people in the nation working in economics jobs.


Wages for Economics Jobs in South Dakota

Economics grads earn an average of $86,280 in the state and $115,590 nationwide.


There are 3 colleges in South Dakota that offer economics degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
11,405 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $43,507 after graduation. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
9,459 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,389. It takes the average student 4.33 years to graduate. 92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.


Augustana University

Sioux Falls
3 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
2,019 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,200 a year. The 1.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.03 years to complete their degree at Augustana Sioux Falls.

Economics Careers in SD

Some of the careers economics majors go into include:

Job Title SD Job Growth SD Median Salary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 20% $51,750
Economics Professors 14% $85,980
Managers 5% $98,480

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