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University of South Dakota

We’re South Dakota’s flagship university. The affordable, Division I institution with a small town feel. USD offers 198 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs, and is home to 400+ faculty members. Aside from a few introductory courses, time in the classroom is spent with faculty members, not graduate teaching assistants. Undergraduate students benefit from small class sizes with a student to faculty ratio of 15:1. Most importantly, USD is a fully-accredited public institution that was ranked by College Board (the makers of the SAT) as the most affordable flagship university in the United States. In fact, USD’s international tuition is the fifth-lowest among schools nationally ranked by US News and World Report! Vermillion serves as a very safe, welcoming, and walkable home for students. USD hosts a diverse student body from over 50 countries, offering students plenty of opportunities to expand their horizons and make new friends. Lastly, the International Office provides comprehensive support such as airport transfers, compliance advising, employment help, and regional trips to the scenic Black Hills, among other destinations.

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Total Tuition $12,942.00

School Information

Calendar: Semester
Locale: Town: Distant
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Common name(s): USD

Students & Faculty

Total Faculty
Student/Fac Ratio

* All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of December 2018

Degrees & Programs

Certificate Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
American Indian/Native American Studies
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Artificial Intelligence
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
German Language and Literature
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Chemistry
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Chiropractic Studies
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
Pre-Optometry Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Sports Communication
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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