Accounting Degrees in South Dakota

Augustana College

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2001 S Summit Ave
(605) 274-4724

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts in Professional Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)

Black Hills State University

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1200 University St
(605) 642-6011

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Professional Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)

Colorado Technical University-Sioux Falls

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3901 W 59th St
(605) 361-0200

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)

Dakota State University

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820 N Washington Ave
(605) 256-5111

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) process, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Globe University-Sioux Falls

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5101 S Broadband Ln
(605) 977-0705

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting and Tax Specialist, Associate degree in Management Accounting, Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Kilian Community College

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300 E. 6th Street
(605) 221-3100

Institution Type:

2-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Mitchell Technical Institute

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1800 E. Spruce Street
(605) 995-3025

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate Business degree with an emphasis in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Mount Marty College

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1105 W. 8th Street
(800) 658-4552

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Certificate, Associate of Arts degree in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension

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1000 Ellsworth Street Suite 2400-B
(605) 718-6550

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in online Accounting, Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

National American University-Rapid City

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321 Kansas City Street
(605) 394-4800

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in online Accounting, Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

National American University-Sioux Falls

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5801 South Corporate Place
(605) 336-4600

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in online Accounting, Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Northern State University

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1200 S Jay St
(605) 626-3011

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Oglala Lakota College

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490 Piya Wiconi Road
(605) 455-6000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Sinte Gleska University

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E. Highway 18
(605) 856-8100

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Business with an Accounting minor

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Sisseton Wahpeton College

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BIA Rd 700
(605) 698-3966 x1100

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Accounting Technician

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Southeast Technical Institute

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2320 N Career Ave
(605) 367-7624

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

University of Sioux Falls

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1101 W 22nd St
(605) 331-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration & Public Accounting with a concentration in accounting, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

University of South Dakota

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414 E Clark St
(605) 677-5301

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Master of Professional Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)

Western Dakota Technical Institute

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800 Mickelson Dr
(605) 394-4034

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Educational Requirements

Candidates for CPA licensure in the state of South Dakota must hold at least a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree in accounting or a board-approved course of study with 150 credit hours. Candidates can sit for the CPA exam if they are within 100 days of completing the education requirement.

Salary

In May 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated that 3,990 accountants and auditors were employed in South Dakota. The average annual salary for accountants and auditors in South Dakota in 2011 was $55,820.

CPA Licensing in South Dakota

South Dakota CPAs are licensed by the South Dakota Board of Accountancy. To become licensed, a person must first take the CPA exam after meeting the following requirements:

  • Hold at least a baccalaureate degree from a board-approved accredited institution with an accounting degree or a board-approved course of study.
  • Completed 150 credit hours with 24 semester hours in accounting and 24 in business courses.

Requirements to be issued a certificate (license):

  • Pass the CPA exam.
  • Complete the professional ethics course from the American Institute of CPAs. A candidate does not have to wait until he or she passes the CPA exam before completing the ethics exam.
  • The board may require a candidate to complete a board-designed exam that assesses knowledge of the statutes and regulations governing the practice of accounting in South Dakota.
  • Earn 2,000 hours of experience, in no less than one year and no more than three, providing any type of service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting skill.

Continuing Education Requirements

South Dakota CPAs must register to renew their certificate (license) annually. A minimum of 20 credit hours of continuing professional education (CPE) courses must be reported annually, and 120 credit hours obtained in a rolling three-year period. (Each year, CPAs count the current year plus the previous two years.) The board accepts all QAS and registry-approved CPE courses, which can be verified at LearningMarket.org.

Accounting Jobs in South Dakota

The service industry, which includes retail, finance, and health care industries, is the biggest contributor to South Dakota’s economy. Leading employers of accountants in South Dakota include AXA Advisors, LLC; Black Hills Corporation; and Terex Load King. There are several accounting firms throughout the state, and many CPAs have chosen to open up their own practices.