University of South Dakota

Acceptance Rate 86 %
SAT Average 1,085
Tuition & Fees $12,807
Student Population 10,066
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $5,302

Academic Overview

University of South Dakota Campus, Vermillion, SD
University of South Dakota is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Vermillion, South Dakota. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $9,332 for South Dakota residents and $12,807 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 10,066 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 86% and the graduation rate is 59% last year.
The salary after graduation from University of South Dakota varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $49,500. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of University of South Dakota are $9,332 for South Dakota residents and $12,807 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $7,043 for in-state students and $12,637 for out-of-state students.
University of South Dakota 2021 Tuition & Fees
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at USD. The acceptance rate of USD is 86% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 34%. The average graduation rate is 59% and the transfer-out rate is 27%. The average received amount of financial aid is $5,302 and 53% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 10,066 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for University of South Dakota is 86 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for University of South Dakota is 59 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for University of South Dakota is 27 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for University of South Dakota is 77 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for University of South Dakota is 10,066
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for University of South Dakota is 16 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $5,302 at University of South Dakota.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

USD offers 172 major programs through online and on-site education where 33 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate123
Associate's Degree52
Bachelor's Degree636
Post Bachelor's Degree2110
Master's Degree4710
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship181
Doctor's degree - professional practice61

Special Learning Opportunities

University of South Dakota offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:2,224)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,029)

Veterans Benefits

University of South Dakota has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges