University of South Dakota

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,155

64.8% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,502

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.34%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

88.1%

3,607 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

10,038

62.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

54.4%

508 Graduates

About

University of South Dakota is a higher education institution located in Clay County, SD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of South Dakota were Registered Nursing (230 degrees awarded), General Health Services (108 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (99 degrees).

In 2016, 2,224 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Dakota. 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,949 degrees), 32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (61 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Dakota is $7,155, which is $-18,701 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Dakota is $7,155, which is $-18,701 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,502.

In 2016, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,155

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of South Dakota was $7,155. The cost of tuition at University of South Dakota is $-18,701 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,502

2016 Value

3.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of South Dakota had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,502. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of South Dakota grew by 3.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,425

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Dakota was of $7,425 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.82% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.09% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at University of South Dakota received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.7% with respect to 2015, when 54% 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.

5.34%

2015 Default Rate

134

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Dakota was 5.34%, which represents 134 out of the 2508 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 South Dakota received 3,607 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 14.5% annual decline. Out of those 3,607 applicants, 3,179 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.1% acceptance rate.

There were 10,038 students enrolled at University of South Dakota in 2016, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Dakota has an overall enrollment yield of 35.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,179

Accepted Out of 3,607

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Dakota was 88.1% (3,179 admissions from 3,607 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 73.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -14.5%, while admissions grew by 2.48%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

59

Scores Submitted

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

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Enrollment

University of South Dakota has a total enrollment of 10,038 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Dakota is 6,253 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,785. This means that 62.3% 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 83.6% White, 3.23% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Black or African American, 2.86% Two or More Races, 1.96% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.43% Asian, and 0.0897% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Dakota in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (51.3%), followed by White Male (32.9%) and Two or More Races Female (2.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.9%), followed by White Male (33.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Dakota, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,038 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Dakota is 6,253 and the part-time enrollment is 3,785. This means that 62.3% of students enrolled at University of South Dakota are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 South Dakota was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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

  1. White

    8,390

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    324

  3. Black or African American

    290

The enrolled student population at University of South Dakota is 83.6% White, 3.23% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Black or African American, 2.86% Two or More Races, 1.96% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.43% Asian, and 0.0897% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 108 students (1.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 654 more women than men received degrees from University of South Dakota. The majority of degree recipients at University of South Dakota are white (1,949 degrees awarded). There were 32 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (61 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Dakota is Registered Nursing (230 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (108 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (99 degrees).

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 Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees awarded), Education (303 degrees), and Psychology (154 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 South Dakota are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,003,727 people), Social workers (334,107 people), Secondary school teachers (328,529 people), Education administrators (306,985 people), and Counselors (277,643 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees awarded), Education (303 degrees), Psychology (154 degrees), Legal (58 degrees), and History (30 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees awarded), Education (303 degrees), Psychology (154 degrees), Legal (58 degrees), and History (30 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 South Dakota are Elementary & secondary schools (3,094,095 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (405,947 people), Hospitals (337,056 people), Individual & family services (263,082 people), and Outpatient care centers (191,098 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Public Administration and Social Service (138 degrees awarded), Education (303 degrees), Psychology (154 degrees), Legal (58 degrees), and History (30 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 230 degrees awarded

  2. 108 degrees awarded

  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Dakota was Registered Nursing with 230 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 785

  2. 1,439

In 2016, 785 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Dakota, which is 0.546 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,439).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 90 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Dakota in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.96 times more than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 219 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Dakota in Registered Nursing, which is 8.11 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 32% 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, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Dakota is Female and Black or African American (75% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 8.66% of graduates (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,949 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    61 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Dakota is white (1,949 degrees awarded). There were 32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (61 degrees).

0.854% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,288 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    661 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Dakota is white female (1,288 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (661 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Dakota has an endowment valued at nearly $216M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $403k (0.187%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of South Dakota had a total expenditure of $193M. Of that $193M, they spent $91.5M on salaries and $193M on benefits.

University of South Dakota employs 102 Assistant professors, 86 Associate professors, and 61 Professors. Most academics at University of South Dakota are Male Assistant professors (61), Male Associate professors(53), and Male Professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Dakota are: Management, with 149 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 123 employees, and Service with 104 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$216M

2015 Endowment

2.8%

growth from 2014

University of South Dakota has an endowment valued at about $216M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Dakota grew 2.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $54.8M 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. $17.3M - Federal

  2. $2.81M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of South Dakota received $17.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.81M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$91.5M

Salary Expenditure

$193M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of South Dakota had a total expenditure of $193M. Of that $193M, they spent $91.5M on salaries and $193M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of South Dakota as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$91.5M

2015 Salaries

2.69%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of South Dakota paid a median of $91.5M in salaries, which represents 47.5% of their overall expenditure ($193M) and a 2.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3% growth from 2013 and a 3.18% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.7M

Instructional Salaries

313

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of South Dakota paid a total of $21.7M to 313 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

102 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

149 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Dakota were Assistant professor with 102 employees; Associate professor with 86 employees; and Associate professor with 61 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Dakota were Management with 149 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees; and Service with 104 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Dakota was Male Assistant professor with 61 employees, Male Associate professor with 53 employees, and Male Professor with 49 employees.

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

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