Best Legal and Law colleges in South Dakota

Why a degree in legal and law?

You were always the person in your group of friends who followed the rules, never TPing, prank phone calling, staying out past curfew, or even speeding 3 mph over the limit. And to this very day, you refuse to put a toe out of line. You’re already a hardcore follower of every letter of the law, so why not get paid it?

What legal and law degree options exist?

Your options in criminal justice are far and wide — and jobs in this field are on the rise. In fact, police and detective jobs are forecasted to rise by 10% now until 2018,* and cybersecurity is more in demand as technology advances and integrates itself into society. Average salary varies greatly depending on the discipline you are interested in (e.g., $27,000 average security guard salary to $75,000 average homicide detective salary).*

Your passion to protect, service, and investigate exists without a question. Now all it takes is putting that into motion. You see what is right and wrong — and you want to fix the wrong to make the community a safer place. How you do it is up to you. Start your path to criminal justice today.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
*Satisfaction in the Practice of Law: Findings from a Long-Term Study of Attorneys' Careers

Best Legal and Law colleges in South Dakota for 2021

University of South Dakota offers 4 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 112 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 60 Bachelor's degrees, 51 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.

University of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD

University of Sioux Falls offers 2 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 19 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 19 Bachelor's degrees.

South Dakota State University offers 2 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 25 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 25 Bachelor's degrees.

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List of all Legal and Law colleges in South Dakota

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of South Dakota Logo University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
3/5
24 : 1 9,920
National American University-Sioux Falls Logo National American University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD
4/5
   
National American University-Rapid City Logo National American University-Rapid City Rapid City, SD
4/5
1,554 : 1 1,554
Sinte Gleska University Logo Sinte Gleska University Mission, SD
2/5
31 : 1 549
Mount Marty College Logo Mount Marty College Yankton, SD
5/5
23 : 1 1,049
Dakota Wesleyan University Logo Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell, SD
5/5
18 : 1 880
Western Dakota Technical Institute Logo Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City, SD
3/5
26 : 1 1,214
University of Sioux Falls Logo University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, SD
4/5
29 : 1 1,675
South Dakota State University Logo South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
3/5
22 : 1 11,512
Southeast Technical Institute Logo Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
2/5
26 : 1 2,380
National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension Logo National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD
2/5
  199
Lake Area Technical College Logo Lake Area Technical College Watertown, SD
2/5
21 : 1 2,228
Presentation College Logo Presentation College Aberdeen, SD
4/5
17 : 1 584

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