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College Factual ranks College of Nursing as state's best

College Factual ranking - nursing


Citing the quality of South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing faculty members as one of its factors, College Factual ranked the college as the state’s best for the second-straight year.

The ranking can be found at

Earlier this year, College Factual ranked South Dakota State’s accredited program in the top 20 nationally for best value.

“This ranking shows how we provide our students an opportunity to learn and develop their skills,” said Mary Anne Krogh ’85/’11 Ph.D., the college’s dean. “Nearly 100% of our 2019 graduates passed the NCLEX on their first attempt, showing SDSU continues to lead the way in nursing education. Our recent agreement with CareSpan, an innovative health-care delivery system, continues our commitment to deliver quality nursing education to students whether they’re pursuing a bachelor’s degree or a doctor of nursing practice.”

Based upon PayScale survey data*, a student who graduates from South Dakota State with a degree in Nursing will make average early-career earnings of $45,000 and average mid-career earnings of $66,000.

“College Factual uses objective, outcomes-based data to create meaningful rankings. Our goal is to help students find the best education their money can buy to meet their specific goals,” said Bill Phelan, co-founder and CEO of College Factual.

College Factual, located in Troy, New York, is the deepest resource on the web for insights on U.S. colleges, publishing at least 50 pages of unique insights on more than 2,000 colleges and universities. College Factual’s mission is to help all types of students discover their best-fit college and major so they can enjoy their college experience and graduate with less debt.

*- Salary data is estimated by College Factual using 2013 data provided by PayScale.