University of Sioux Falls

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$27,160

3.51% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,316

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.46%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

91.5%

1,740 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,532

68.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

52.3%

103 Graduates

About

University of Sioux Falls is a higher education institution located in Minnehaha County, SD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Sioux Falls were Registered Nursing (82 degrees awarded), Organizational Behavior Studies (35 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees).

In 2016, 424 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Sioux Falls. 64.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (382 degrees), 29.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (13 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Sioux Falls is $27,160, which is $7,000 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Sioux Falls is $27,160, which is $7,000 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,316.

In 2016, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,160

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Sioux Falls was $27,160. The cost of tuition at University of Sioux Falls is $7,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$20,316

2016 Value

0.899%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Sioux Falls had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,316. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Sioux Falls grew by 0.899%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,735

Room and Board

$950

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Sioux Falls was of $7,735 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 1.78% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.56% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at University of Sioux Falls received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.18% with respect to 2015, when 85% 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.

3.46%

2015 Default Rate

16

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Sioux Falls was 3.46%, which represents 16 out of the 463 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Sioux Falls received 1,740 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.404% annual growth. Out of those 1,740 applicants, 1,592 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,532 students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls in 2016, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Sioux Falls has an overall enrollment yield of 17.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,592

Accepted Out of 1,740

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Sioux Falls was 91.5% (1,592 admissions from 1,740 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 92.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.404%, while admissions declined by -0.313%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

13

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at University of Sioux Falls in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Sioux Falls has a total enrollment of 1,532 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Sioux Falls is 1,054 students and the part-time enrollment is 478. This means that 68.8% of students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Sioux Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 87.4% White, 3.98% Black or African American, 3.39% Two or More Races, 0.979% Asian, 0.522% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.392% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.196% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (54.6%), followed by White Male (31.8%) and Black or African American Male (3.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.1%), followed by White Male (15.8%) and Two or More Races Female (5.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Sioux Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,532 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Sioux Falls is 1,054 and the part-time enrollment is 478. This means that 68.8% of students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

2016 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 Sioux Falls was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Sioux Falls had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,339

  2. Black or African American

    61

  3. Two or More Races

    52

The enrolled student population at University of Sioux Falls is 87.4% White, 3.98% Black or African American, 3.39% Two or More Races, 0.979% Asian, 0.522% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.392% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.196% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 34 students (2.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 124 more women than men received degrees from University of Sioux Falls. The majority of degree recipients at University of Sioux Falls are white (382 degrees awarded). There were 29.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (13 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Sioux Falls is Registered Nursing (82 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Behavior Studies (35 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (23 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Sioux Falls, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Education (81 degrees).

Workforce

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 Sioux Falls are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,065,071 people), Accountants & auditors (1,104,227 people), Miscellaneous managers (774,414 people), Financial managers (438,712 people), and Secondary school teachers (368,902 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Education (81 degrees), Business (118 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 degrees).

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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 Sioux Falls are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Education (81 degrees), Business (118 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 degrees).

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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 Sioux Falls are Elementary & secondary schools (3,175,316 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (597,015 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (565,032 people), Banking & related activities (510,143 people), and Computer Systems Design (469,062 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Education (81 degrees), Business (118 degrees), and Math & Statistics (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 82 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Sioux Falls was Registered Nursing with 82 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 150

  2. 274

In 2016, 150 degrees were awarded to men at University of Sioux Falls, which is 0.547 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (274).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 30 degrees were awarded to men at University of Sioux Falls in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.43 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 73 degrees were awarded to women at University of Sioux Falls in Registered Nursing, which is 8.11 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 34% of students graduating from University of Sioux Falls completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Sioux Falls is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.971% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    382 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Sioux Falls is white (382 degrees awarded). There were 29.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (13 degrees).

0.236% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    255 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    127 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Sioux Falls is white female (255 degrees awarded). There were 2.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (127 degrees).

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Operations

University of Sioux Falls has an endowment valued at nearly $25.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $245k (0.953%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Sioux Falls had a total expenditure of $24.9M. Of that $24.9M, they spent $10.2M on salaries and $24.9M on benefits.

University of Sioux Falls employs 28 Associate professors, 20 Assistant professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at University of Sioux Falls are Male Associate professors (14), Female Associate professors(14), and Male Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 30 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.7M

2015 Endowment

0.996%

decline from 2014

University of Sioux Falls has an endowment valued at about $25.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Sioux Falls declined 0.996% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.14M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $377k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Sioux Falls received $377k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$10.2M

Salary Expenditure

$24.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Sioux Falls had a total expenditure of $24.9M. Of that $24.9M, they spent $10.2M on salaries and $24.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$10.2M

2015 Salaries

5.68%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Sioux Falls paid a median of $10.2M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($24.9M) and a 5.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.17% decline from 2013 and a 7.12% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.46M

Instructional Salaries

60

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Sioux Falls paid a total of $3.46M to 60 employees working as instructors, which represents 34% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

28 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

30 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls were Associate professor with 28 employees; Assistant professor with 20 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees; Management with 21 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls was Male Associate professor with 14 employees, Female Associate professor with 14 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Sioux Falls.

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