Computer science programs teach students essential skills that they can use in roles at tech companies, IT providers, and even advertising agencies. Graduates with this degree will have ample job opportunities that provide lucrative benefits that make this industry one of the most competitive job markets worldwide.
While many students choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree track, some choose accelerated coding programs that teach marketable skills and help applicants with job placement. Local South Dakota colleges and universities also cultivate alumni networks that can give graduates a range of options if they choose to apply to internship and post-graduation job opportunities.
Companies like Amazon and IBM employ graduates in the field of computer science to help develop tools like Alexa and fintech banking software. Students that are planning to kick-start their career at the top firms locally should be aware that the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that opportunities for computer science professionals will reach up to 2,000 jobs statewide with mean salaries reaching $75,000.
University of South Dakota offers 2 General Computer Science degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2020, 23 General Computer Science students graduated with students earning 13 Master's degrees, and 10 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Dakota State University Madison, SD||31 : 1||3,186|
|South Dakota State University Brookings, SD||23 : 1||11,405|
|University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD||24 : 1||9,459|
|University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD||30 : 1||1,628|
|Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD||16 : 1||2,019|