School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of University of South Dakota and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
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

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of University of South Dakota is 99.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 30.01%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $35 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate99.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)30.01 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35

Tuition & Fees

USD's 2023 tuition & fees is $9,432 for South Dakota residents and $12,942 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition is not changed and same to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($12,942).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $7,118 for South Dakota residents and $12,768 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition is not changed and same to the last year's rate.
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,432$12,942
Graduate Tuition & Fees$7,118$12,768
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 9,856 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 3,109 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. USD has 7,132 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 2,724 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students9,856
Undergraduate Students7,132
Graduate Students2,724
Online Enrollment3,109

Offered Degrees and On-Campus Services

USD offers 170 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 9 out of the 170 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by USD
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServicesLearning opportunities
Number of programs170 Programs
Number of online programs9 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsCertificates of at least 12 weeks but less than 1 year
1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification