University of South Dakota, SD

Public4-Year • Medium • Primarily ResidentialDoctoral UniversitySelective • High Transfer-InMain Campus
414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 677-5301

University of South Dakota Rankings

1 ← Poor Great → 100


Academics at University of South Dakota

GradHighest Degree

Share of Graduates by Field of Study

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender Studies<1%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences6%
Business, Management, Marketing17%
Communication, Journalism5%
Computer and Information Sciences1%
English Language and Literature1%
Foreign Languages, Linguistics<1%
Health Professions and Related Programs31%
Law Enforcement, Firefighting4%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities4%
Mathematics and Statistics<1%
Multi-disciplinary Studies1%
Philosophy and Religious Studies<1%
Physical Sciences<1%
Social Sciences4%
Visual and Performing Arts3%


Getting into University of South Dakota

86%Admission Rate
575Median SAT Math
570Median SAT Reading
23Median ACT Composite

Typical Test Scores

SAT Math (25–75%)510–640
200 800
SAT Reading (25–75%)520–620
200 800
ACT Composite (25–75%)20–25
1 36


Cost of Attending University of South Dakota

$9KIn-State Tuition
$12KOut-of-State Tuition
$22KAverage Total Cost
$18KAverage Net Cost

Average Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolSDUS


Typical Debt after University of South Dakota

52%Receive Federal Loans
$16KMedian Federal Debt
69%Repayment Rate
$248Median Payment

Received Financial Aid

Family IncomeSchoolSDUS
$0–$30K 24%44%57%
$30K–$48K 14%14%16%
$48K–$75K 17%16%12%
$75K–$110K 21%16%9%
>$110K 24%15%11%

Student Debt

The median debt for family income between $0–$30K$14K$13K$11K
The median debt for family income between $30K–$75K$17K$14K$12K
The median debt for students with family income >$75K$17K$14K$12K
The median debt for Pell students$18K$14K$12K
The median debt for no-Pell students$15K$13K$11K
Cumulative loan debt at the 90th percentile$35K$32K$25K
Cumulative loan debt at the 75th percentile$27K$22K$18K
Cumulative loan debt at the 25th percentile$6K$6K$6K
Cumulative loan debt at the 10th percentile$4K$3K$3K

Repayment Rates

1-year after entering repayment 64%55%43%
3-years after entering repayment 69%59%46%
5-years after entering repayment 74%64%50%
7-years after entering repayment 77%68%55%


Completion Rates at University of South Dakota

77%Retention Rate
29%Transfer Rate
16%Withdrawal Rate
57%Graduation Rate

Graduation Rates by Time Taken

Time TakenSchoolSDUS
Within 4 Years 40%33%38%
Within 6 Years 57%44%55%
Within 8 Years 54%45%56%

Graduation Rates by Ethnicity

Ethnicity and NativitySchoolSDUS
Asian 56%45%53%
Black 36%32%39%
Caucasian 61%49%52%
Hispanic or Latino 37%30%47%
Native American or Alaskan Native 26%23%40%
Non-US citizens/residents 9%43%50%
Two or more races 50%32%44%
Other race 57%42%44%


Outcomes after University of South Dakota

94%Employment Rate
$35KMedian Salary
$24K25 Pctl Salary
$47K75 Pctl Salary

Employment over Time

Employed 6 years after enrollment 94%89%85%
Employed 7 years after enrollment 94%89%84%
Employed 8 years after enrollment 94%88%84%
Employed 9 years after enrollment 92%89%83%
Employed 10 years after enrollment 92%87%83%

Distribution of Earnings after Graduation

10th percentile of earnings$12K$9K$7K
25th percentile of earnings$24K$19K$17K
50th percentile of earnings$35K$30K$29K
75th percentile of earnings$47K$43K$43K
90th percentile of earnings$59K$54K$57K

Median Earnings over Time

Earnings 6 years after enrollment$35K$30K$29K
Earnings 8 years after enrollment$40K$32K$32K
Earnings 10 years after enrollment$42K$34K$35K


Students at University of South Dakota

67%Full-time Undergrads
21Avg Entry Age
2,476Graduate Students

Enrollment by Gender

Female degree-seeking undergraduates 63%63%64%
Male degree-seeking undergraduates 37%37%35%

Enrollment by Race and Nativity

Race and NativitySchoolSDUS
Asian 1%2%4%
Black 3%5%18%
Caucasian 83%72%49%
Hispanic or Latino 4%4%18%
Native American or Alaskan Native 2%13%1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander <1%<1%<1%
Non-US citizens/residents 2%1%2%
Two or more races 4%2%3%
Other race <1%1%4%

Enrollment by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolSDUS
$0–$30K 15%30%43%
$30K–$48K 13%16%18%
$48K–$75K 18%19%16%
$75K–$110K 24%19%14%
>$110K 29%19%15%

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