School Overview

University of South Dakota is a Public, 4 years college located in Vermillion, South Dakota. USD ranked 129th in National Universities and 3rd in South Dakota Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 9,459 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. It is a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. USD's acceptance rate is 87.01% last year (undergraduate school).
University of South Dakota is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Contact Information
Address414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of University of South Dakota is 87.01% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 33.17%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $35 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate87.01 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)33.17 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35

Tuition & Fees

USD's 2022 tuition & fees is $9,432 for South Dakota residents and $12,942 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $7,118 for South Dakota residents and $12,768 for out-of-students.
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,432$12,942
Graduate Tuition & Fees$7,118$12,768
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 9,459 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 2,860 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. USD has 7,103 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 2,356 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students9,459
Undergraduate Students7,103
Graduate Students2,356
Online Enrollment2,860

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs170 Programs
Number of online programs9 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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