University of South Dakota

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,773
2022 Average Net Price
$18,378
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.795%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
99.5%
4,480 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
9,856
61% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.6%
626 Graduates

About

University of South Dakota is a higher education institution located in Clay County, SD. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of South Dakota were Registered Nursing (163 degrees awarded), General Health Services (78 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (73 degrees).

In 2022, 2,132 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Dakota. 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,811 degrees), 25.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (71 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Dakota is $7,773, which is $−22,377 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of South Dakota is $7,773, which is $−22,377 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,378.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending University of South Dakota received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,773
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of South Dakota was $7,773. The cost of tuition at University of South Dakota is $−22,377 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$18,378
2022 Value
3.14%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of South Dakota had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,378. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of South Dakota grew by 3.14%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,613
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Dakota was of $8,613 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.21% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at University of South Dakota received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.39% with respect to 2021, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.795%
2019 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Dakota was 0.795%, which represents 18 out of the 2264 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of South Dakota received 4,480 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.87% annual growth. Out of those 4,480 applicants, 4,456 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 99.5% acceptance rate.

There were 9,856 students enrolled at University of South Dakota in 2022. 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Dakota has an overall enrollment yield of 29.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

99.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,456
Accepted Out of 4,480

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Dakota was 99.5% (4,456 admissions from 4,480 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 87%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.87%, while admissions grew by 19.9%..

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage (2022)
38
Scores Submitted (2022)

3% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Dakota in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Dakota had a total enrollment of 9,856 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of South Dakota is 6,009 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,847. This means that 61% of students enrolled at University of South Dakota are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of South Dakota, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.3% White, 3.95% Hispanic or Latino, 3.05% Two or More Races, 2.75% Black or African American, 1.63% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.32% Asian, and 0.0812% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Dakota in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.6%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.01%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Two or More Races Female (2.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Dakota in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,856 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Dakota is 6,009 and the part-time enrollment is 3,847. This means that 61% of students enrolled at University of South Dakota are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of South Dakota was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of South Dakota had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,815 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    389 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    301 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of South Dakota is 79.3% White, 3.95% Hispanic or Latino, 3.05% Two or More Races, 2.75% Black or African American, 1.63% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.32% Asian, and 0.0812% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 381 students (3.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 528 more women than men received degrees from University of South Dakota. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of South Dakota is white (1,811 degrees awarded). There were 25.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (71 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Dakota is Registered Nursing (163 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (78 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (73 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of South Dakota, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (85 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), and Science Technologies (6 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,582,509 people), Registered nurses (1,449,753 people), Secondary school teachers (460,148 people), Education administrators (264,871 people), and Special education teachers (192,477 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota in 2022 are Legal (85 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Science Technologies (6 degrees), Health (701 degrees), and Education (231 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Nurse anesthetists, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Legal (85 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Science Technologies (6 degrees), Health (701 degrees), and Education (231 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Elementary & secondary schools (2,872,297 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,632,864 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (347,119 people), Outpatient care centers (310,145 people), and Offices of physicians (237,688 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Legal (85 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (82 degrees), Science Technologies (6 degrees), Health (701 degrees), and Education (231 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of South Dakota.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 163 degrees awarded
  2. 78 degrees awarded
  3. 73 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Dakota was Registered Nursing with 163 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

802
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,330
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 802 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Dakota, which is 0.603 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,330).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 94 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Dakota in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.65 times more than the 57 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Dakota in Registered Nursing, which is 7.58 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 43% of students graduating from University of South Dakota completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of South Dakota is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.319% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,811 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Dakota is white (1,811 degrees awarded). There were 25.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (71 degrees).

0.563% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,149 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    662 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of South Dakota is white female (1,149 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (662 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Dakota has an endowment valued at nearly $327M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 379k (0.116%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of South Dakota had a total salary expenditure of 225M. University of South Dakota employs 100 Assistant professors, 99 Instructors and 83 Associate professors. Most academics at University of South Dakota are Female Instructor (73), Female Assistant professor (56), and Male Professor (51).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Dakota are: Management, with 171 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 119 employees, and Service with 106 employees.

Endowment

$327M
2022 Endowment
5.87%
growth from 2021

University of South Dakota has an endowment valued at about $327M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Dakota grew 5.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $25.9M - Federal
  2. $4.97M - State
  3. $4.61M - Local

As of 2022, University of South Dakota received $25.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.97M from state grants and contracts, and $4.61M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$101M
2022 Salaries
3.21%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of South Dakota paid a median of $101M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($225M) and a 3.21% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$34.1M
Instructional Salaries
397
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of South Dakota paid a total of $34.1M to 397 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
100 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
171 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Dakota were Assistant professor with 100 employees, Instructor with 99 employees, and Associate professor with 83 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Dakota were Management with 171 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 119 employees, and Service with 106 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Dakota was Female Instructor with 73 employees, Female Assistant professor with 56 employees, and Male Professor with 51 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of South Dakota.

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