University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,328
Graduate Enrollment: 2,477
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Distant (in urban cluster more than 10 miles and up to 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 87.01%

Male/Female: 37% / 63% (2017)

First generation college students: 24.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 5.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2016)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,122
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1050 - 1290

2022 Median Admit ACT: 22
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 25

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 41.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 20.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 11.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 7.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 82.6%
Black: 3.5%
Hispanic: 4.5%
Asian: 1.3%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 1.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 3.5%
Non-resident alien: 2.0%
Unknown race: 1.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $23,245
In-State tuition: $9,432
Out-of-State tuition: $12,942

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $8,600 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,625 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,013 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,625 (2022)

Average Family Income: $85,287 (2017)
Median Family Income: $64,844 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 20.3%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 46.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,592 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $250 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $14,873
$30k-48k $16,321
$48k-75k $19,130
$75k-110k $21,342
$110k+ $21,074

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 43%
6-year graduation rate: 60%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,592 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,782 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $17,121 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 77.7% (2015)
@3 year 82.2% (2017)
@5 year 88.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 56.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 61.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $44,932 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $52,549 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 8
First Professional Degree Law. 51 $67,978 ($5,665)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 20 $26,000 $265 $19,881 ($1,657) $38,188 ($3,182)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 5
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 1
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 15
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 35 $30,092 $224
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 13
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 80 $23,250 $232 $28,626 ($2,386) $54,135 ($4,511)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 15
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 11
Master's Degree Mathematics. 5
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Sustainability Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 11
Master's Degree Chemistry. 7
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 15 $35,154 ($2,930)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 16 $27,000 $286 $28,273 ($2,356) $32,441 ($2,703)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Music. 5
Master's Degree Music. 16
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 93 $27,000 $224 $38,378 ($3,198) $48,244 ($4,020)
Doctoral Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 25 $25,000 $233 $50,023 ($4,169)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 25 $511 $53,211 ($4,434) $51,576 ($4,298)
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 6
Bachelor's Degree Dental Support Services and Allied Professions. 36 $27,000 $276 $56,639 ($4,720) $54,943 ($4,579)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 14 $58,275 ($4,856)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 2
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 24 $1,281 $111,811 ($9,318) $114,893 ($9,574)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 8
First Professional Degree Medicine. 59 $122,301 ($10,192)
Doctoral Degree Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies. 2
First Professional Degree Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 48 $26,000 $274 $37,167 ($3,097) $43,948 ($3,662)
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 60 $338
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 1
Master's Degree Public Health. 16
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 60 $71,353 ($5,946)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Bioethics/Medical Ethics. 11
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 27 $35,951 $158 $58,204 ($4,850)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 195 $28,644 $265 $64,119 ($5,343) $67,147 ($5,596)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 3
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 59 $22,950 $221 $44,237 ($3,686) $53,798 ($4,483)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 102 $294 $70,216 ($5,851) $95,269 ($7,939)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 9
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 58 $25,793 $241 $50,998 ($4,250) $49,319 ($4,110)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 45 $56,751 ($4,729) $74,682 ($6,224)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 73 $26,000 $250 $33,179 ($2,765) $45,965 ($3,830)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 9
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 8
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 3
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 93 $210 $58,181 ($4,848) $71,614 ($5,968)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 23 $85,408 ($7,117) $111,872 ($9,323)
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 4
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 24 $27,000 $265 $42,041 ($3,503) $39,798 ($3,317)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 8 $47,307 ($3,942)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 59 $27,000 $270 $40,968 ($3,414) $41,250 ($3,438)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 21 $47,920 ($3,993)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 1
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 119 $27,000 $270 $42,209 ($3,517) $44,606 ($3,717)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 26 $187 $36,947 ($3,079)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 2
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 2
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 1
Master's Degree Physics. 4
Doctoral Degree Physics. 1
Doctoral Degree Materials Sciences. 1
Associate's Degree Physical Science Technologies/Technicians. 2
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 77 $24,593 $250 $27,903 ($2,325) $47,040 ($3,920)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 7
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Psychology, General. 3
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 20 $473 $44,255 ($3,688) $50,530 ($4,211)
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 1
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 60 $25,000 $228 $35,442 ($2,954) $47,981 ($3,998)
Master's Degree Human Services, General. 37 $393 $68,272 ($5,689) $69,744 ($5,812)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 23 $49,550 ($4,129) $73,463 ($6,122)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration. 17
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 13
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 20 $20,819 $215 $62,502 ($5,209)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 34 $26,000 $276 $29,476 ($2,456) $44,330 ($3,694)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 3
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 3
Associate's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 31 $24,320 $217 $43,274 ($3,606) $58,166 ($4,847)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Management Information Systems and Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 8
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 1
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 31 $26,000 $249 $42,066 ($3,506) $46,630 ($3,886)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Marketing. 1
Bachelor's Degree History. 18 $27,000 $265 $37,211 ($3,101)
Master's Degree History. 3


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $74,988
Full time faculty: 66%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 14.0

School's endowment start of year: $260,395,728 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $308,697,131 (2022)