University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota

414 E Clark St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390

Facts

  • College Type: 4-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Total Student Population: 9,464
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
  • Website: https://www.usd.edu/

The University of South Dakota (USD) is a public research university located in Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. Established in 1862, it is the oldest university in the state of South Dakota.

The University of South Dakota offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs including humanities, law, healthcare, business, economics, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics across its six colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Beacom School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Law, and the School of Medicine.

The University of South Dakota School of Law is the only law school in South Dakota and offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.) program as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program.

The University of South Dakota is committed to providing its students with a well-rounded education and has a small student-to-faculty ratio which ensures that students are provided with personalized learning and attention from the faculty.

The University of South Dakota also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including over 200 student organizations.

The university has a strong athletic activities with its athletic team The Coyotes competing in the Summit League and Missouri Valley Football Conference, and have a strong tradition of excellence in other sports such as basketball, football, volleyball, and track and field.

The University of South Dakota also places strong emphasis on research and scholarship, and provides its students with numerous opportunities to engage in research.

The university has a number of research centers and institutes, including the Beacom Institute of Technology, the Center for Brain and Behavior Research, and the Center for Disabilities.

The university also has several outreach programs, including the Small Business Development Center, the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic, and the South Dakota Public Broadcasting Network.

The University of South Dakota campus location in vermilion offers the students with big-city attractions with small-town charm and feel.

The University of South Dakota is the only public liberal university in the state and is home to the state only law and medicine school.

It is an excellent choice of school to study in.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:9,464
Undergraduate enrollment:6,987
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
      Men:35.9%
      Women:64.1%
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:1.4%
      Asian:1.4%
      Black or African American:3.1%
      Hispanic/Latino:4.1%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.0%
      White:81.8%
      Two or more races:3.5%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:3.2%
      Non-resident alien:1.6%

Certificate & Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree
  • Doctor’s degree-research/scholarship
  • Doctor’s degree-professional practice

Majors Offered

  • Accounting (B.B.A.)
  • Addiction Counseling and Prevention (B.S.)
  • Anthropology (B.A., B.S.)
  • Applied Health Sciences (A.S.)
  • Art (B.F.A.)
  • Art Education (B.F.A.)
  • Biochemistry (B.S.)
  • Biology (B.S.)
  • Secondary Education-Biology Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Biology (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
  • Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • Business Analytics (B.B.A.)
  • Chemistry (B.S.) with American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Chemistry (B.S.) with Chemistry Coordinate specialization
  • Chemistry (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.A., B.S.)
  • Communication Studies (B.A., B.S.)
  • Secondary Education-Communication Studies Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Computer Science (B.A., B.S.)
  • Criminal Justice Studies (B.A., B.S.)
  • Dental Hygiene (B.S.)
  • Elementary Education & Early Childhood (B.S.Ed.)
  • Economics (B.A., B.S.) – Through College of Arts & Sciences
  • Economics (B.B.A.) – Through School of Business
  • Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)
  • Elementary Education & Early Childhood (B.S.Ed.)
  • Elementary Education & Kindergarten Education (B.S.Ed.)
  • Elementary & Special Education (B.S.Ed.)
  • English (B.A., B.S.)
  • Secondary Education-English Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • English (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Finance (B.B.A.)
  • General Studies (A.A.)
  • General Studies (B.G.S.)
  • German (B.A.)
  • German (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Graphic and Web Design (A.A.)
  • Health Sciences (B.S.)
  • Health Services Administration (B.B.A.)
  • History (B.A., B.S.)
  • Secondary Education-History Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • History (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Human Resource Management (B.B.A.)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (B.B.A.)
  • Integrated Science (A.S.)
  • International Studies (B.A.)
  • Elementary Education & Kindergarten Education (B.S.Ed.)
  • Kinesiology and Sport Management (B.S.)
  • Legal Studies (B.A., B.S.)
  • Management (B.B.A.)
  • Marketing (B.B.A.)
  • Mathematics (B.S.)
  • Secondary Education-Mathematics Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Mathematics (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Media & Journalism (B.A., B.S.)
  • Medical Biology (B.S.)
  • Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)
  • Music: Music Technology and Industry Specialization (B.S.)
  • Music Education (B.M.)
  • Music Performance (B.M.)
  • Musical Arts (B.M.A.)
  • Native American Studies (B.A.)
  • Neuroscience (B.S.)
  • Nursing (B.S.N.)
  • Nursing (L.P.N.-B.S.N.)
  • Nursing (R.N.-B.S.N.)
  • Philosophy (B.A., B.S.)
  • Physics (B.S.)
  • Physics (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Political Science (B.A., B.S.)
  • Political Science (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Psychology (B.A., B.S.)
  • Public Health (B.S.)
  • Secondary Education Majors:
  • Biology (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Secondary Education-Biology Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Secondary Education-Communication Studies Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Chemistry (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • English (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Secondary Education-English Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • German (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • History (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Secondary Education-History Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Mathematics (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Secondary Education-Mathematics Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Secondary Education-Physical Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Physics (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Political Science (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Spanish (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Secondary Education-Spanish Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Secondary Education/Special Education (B.S.Ed.)
  • Secondary Education-Communication Studies Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Social Work (B.S.)
  • Sociology (B.A., B.S.)
  • Spanish (B.A.)
  • Secondary Education-Spanish Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Spanish (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Elementary & Special Education (B.S.Ed.)
  • Secondary Education/Special Education (B.S.Ed.)
  • Secondary Education-Communication Studies Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)
  • Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification
  • Sport Marketing & Media (B.A., B.S.)
  • Sustainability (B.A./B.S.)
  • Supply Chain Management (B.B.A.)
  • Technical Leadership (B.S.)
  • Theatre: Acting Specialization (B.F.A.)
  • Theatre: Design Theatre/Technology Specialization (B.F.A.)
  • Theatre: Musical Theatre Specialization (B.F.A.)
  • Theatre: Theatre Studies Specialization (B.F.A.)

Financial

 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$9,432 $9,332 $9,332 
      Out-of-state$12,942 $12,807 $12,807 
    Books and supplies$1,200 $1,200 $1,200 
    On-campus
      Room and board$8,600 $8,410 $8,409 
      Other expenses$4,625 $4,560 $4,458 
    Off-campus
      Room and board$9,013 $8,609 $8,608 
      Other expenses$6,012 $5,928 $5,795 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$4,625 $4,560 $4,458