South Dakota Colleges

Student to Faculty Ratio

For the academic year 2021-2022, the average student to faculty ratio of South Dakota Colleges is 11.41 to 1. It indicates that there are about 11 students for every one instructional faculty and staff. For public schools, the ratio is 13.92 to 1 and 9.65 for private schools. Following table and chart illustrate the student to faculty ratio of South Dakota Colleges by school controls and levels.
Student to Faculty Ratio (2021-2022)
South Dakota Colleges
AveragePublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)11.83 to 115.00 to 19.82 to 1
2-4 Years10.73 to 112.40 to 19.33 to 1
Less than 2 Years---
Average11.41 to 113.92 to 19.65 to 1
Student-to-faculty ratio: total students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs.
[CHART#1] Student to Faculty Ratio for South Dakota Colleges

Faculty Statistics

There are 3,751 instructional staffs including professors, faculties, instructors, and teaching staffs with full-time or part-time status in South Dakota Colleges. By school type, 2,643 instructional staffs are working for public schools and 1,108 for private schools. By employment status, there are 2,154 full-time and 1,597 part-time faculties in South Dakota Colleges. Next table and chart shows the number of instructional staffs by school type, levels, and employment status.
Faculty Statistics (2021-2022)
South Dakota Colleges
TotalPublic SchoolsPrivate Schools
4 Years (or high)1,7911,313 1,457578 334735
2-4 Years363284 332276 318
Less than 2 Years00 00 00
Total2,1541,597 1,789854 365743
[CHART#2] Faculty Statistics for South Dakota Colleges