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Rating

Public

Type

12,904

Students

$11,172

Tuition

86%

Acceptance

#1417

Ranking

Distant Town

Campus Setting

Vermillion, SD

414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390

University of South Dakota is a mid-sized public university located in Vermillion, SD ranked 7th in South Dakota. It has a total of 9,117 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 86.38% acceptance rate. University of South Dakota offers 172 different majors and is best known for its Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling, Health Care Facilities Administration, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 14th, 19th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,697 for in-state students and $11,172 for those from out-of-state, University of South Dakota is relatively low-priced. 46.89% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take in approximately $42,000 per year, which is 1% greater than the national median.
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Cost

$12,807
Above Average

University of South Dakota

$12,807

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$26,874

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$21,380

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

86%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

University of South Dakota

86%

National

69%
Sat

990 - 1180

5% of students submit

Admissions Yield

34%

ACT

18 - 25

92% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$20

Students

9,117Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

96%

Part-Time

4%
Male

37%

In-state

83%

Female

63%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

13%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
10% Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse8% Business Administration and Management, General6% Physical Education Teaching and Coaching77% Others

10% Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

8% Business Administration and Management, General

6% Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

77% Others

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

10%

195 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

8%

158 Graduates

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

6%

116 Graduates

Educational Leadership and Administration, General

6%

116 Graduates

Accounting

5%

103 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

5%

94 Graduates

Psychology, General

4%

89 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Social Work

4%

82 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors15:115:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

15

Number of Library Books

530,509

Academic Spend per Student

$10,011

Full-time Retention Rate

75%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$35,200/Year

University of South Dakota

$35,200

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$35,200

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$42,000

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

46%