University of South Dakota

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,697
3.3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,689
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.84%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
86.4%
4,434 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
9,920
62.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
57.7%
703 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 (195 degrees awarded), General Health Services (93 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (90 degrees).

In 2019, 2,292 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Dakota. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,971 degrees), 30.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Dakota is $7,697, which is $-20,803 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Dakota is $7,697, which is $-20,803 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,689.

In 2019, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,697
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of South Dakota was $7,697. The cost of tuition at University of South Dakota is $-20,803 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,689
2019 Value
1.93%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of South Dakota had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,689. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of South Dakota grew by 1.93%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,140
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Dakota was of $8,140 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.48% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at University of South Dakota received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.77% with respect to 2018, when 53% 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.
4.84%
2017 Default Rate
113
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Dakota was 4.84%, which represents 113 out of the 2334 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 4,434 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.65% annual growth. Out of those 4,434 applicants, 3,830 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.4% acceptance rate.

There were 9,920 students enrolled at University of South Dakota in 2019, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Dakota has an overall enrollment yield of 34.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,830
Accepted Out of 4,434

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Dakota was 86.4% (3,830 admissions from 4,434 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 85.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 7.65%, while admissions grew by 8.38%.

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SAT Scores

5%
Submission Percentage
69
Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Dakota in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Dakota has a total enrollment of 9,920 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Dakota is 6,184 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,736. 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 82.8% White, 3.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.19% Two or More Races, 2.83% Black or African American, 1.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.44% Asian, and 0.0806% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Dakota in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.1%), followed by White Male (30.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.63%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.2%), followed by White Male (33.9%) and Two or More Races Female (1.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Dakota, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,920 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Dakota is 6,184 and the part-time enrollment is 3,736. This means that 62.3% of students enrolled at University of South Dakota are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2019 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 78%. 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
    8,209
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    367
  3. Two or More Races
    316

The enrolled student population at University of South Dakota is 82.8% White, 3.7% Hispanic or Latino, 3.19% Two or More Races, 2.83% Black or African American, 1.6% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.44% Asian, and 0.0806% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 157 students (1.58%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 540 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 (1,971 degrees awarded). There were 30.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Dakota is Registered Nursing (195 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (93 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (90 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 Education (382 degrees awarded), Legal (51 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (77 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 (1,559,679 people), Registered nurses (1,454,241 people), Secondary school teachers (505,449 people), Social workers, all other (306,435 people), and Education administrators (304,581 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Education (382 degrees awarded), Legal (51 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (77 degrees), Health (716 degrees), and Psychology (122 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 South Dakota are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Education (382 degrees awarded), Legal (51 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (77 degrees), Health (716 degrees), and Psychology (122 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 (3,134,354 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,707,216 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (485,792 people), Outpatient care centers (433,867 people), and Individual & family services (288,408 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Education (382 degrees awarded), Legal (51 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (77 degrees), Health (716 degrees), and Psychology (122 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. 195 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 93 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 90 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Dakota was Registered Nursing with 195 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

876
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,416
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 876 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Dakota, which is 0.619 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,416).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 93 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Dakota in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.37 times more than the 68 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 197 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Dakota in Registered Nursing, which is 7.88 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 39% 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, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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 South Dakota is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.569% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,971 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Dakota is white (1,971 degrees awarded). There were 30.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

0.48% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,236 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    735 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of South Dakota is white female (1,236 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (735 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Dakota has an endowment valued at nearly $231M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $760k (0.328%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of South Dakota had a total salary expenditure of $215M. University of South Dakota employs 107 Assistant professors, 98 Instructors, and 88 Associate professors. Most academics at University of South Dakota are Female Instructors (76), Male Professors(56), and Male Assistant professors (54).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Dakota are: Management, with 151 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 133 employees, and Service with 115 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$231M
2019 Endowment
5.1%
decline from 2018

University of South Dakota has an endowment valued at about $231M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Dakota declined 5.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $79.6M 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. $23.3M - Federal
  2. $5.13M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of South Dakota received $23.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.13M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$98.1M
2019 Salaries
2.97%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of South Dakota paid a median of $98.1M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($215M) and a 2.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.91% growth from 2017 and a 5.18% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$32.4M
Instructional Salaries
415
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of South Dakota paid a total of $32.4M to 415 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
107 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
151 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Dakota were Assistant professor with 107 employees; Instructor with 98 employees; and Instructor with 88 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Dakota were Management with 151 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 133 employees; and Service with 115 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Dakota was Female Instructor with 76 employees, Male Professor with 56 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 54 employees.

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

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