University of South Dakota

Add Comparison
2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,697
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,480
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.12%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
90.9%
3,392 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,459
64.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
59.8%
652 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 (238 degrees awarded), General Health Services (97 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (91 degrees).

In 2020, 2,296 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Dakota. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,953 degrees), 28.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Dakota is $7,697, which is $−20,932 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Dakota is $7,697, which is $−20,932 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,480.

In 2020, 60% of undergraduate students attending University of South Dakota received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,697
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of South Dakota was $7,697. The cost of tuition at University of South Dakota is $−20,932 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

This chart compares the tuition costs of University of South Dakota (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$18,480
2020 Value
4.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of South Dakota had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,480. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of South Dakota grew by 4.47%.

This chart compares the average net price of University of South Dakota (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$8,509
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Dakota was of $8,509 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.53% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at University of South Dakota (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at University of South Dakota received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.09% with respect to 2019, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at University of South Dakota (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.
3.12%
2018 Default Rate
72
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Dakota was 3.12%, which represents 72 out of the 2305 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.

View Data
Save Image

Admissions

University of South Dakota received 3,392 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 23.5% annual decline. Out of those 3,392 applicants, 3,085 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.9% acceptance rate.

There were 9,459 students enrolled at University of South Dakota in 2020, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Dakota has an overall enrollment yield of 39.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,085
Accepted Out of 3,392

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Dakota was 90.9% (3,085 admissions from 3,392 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 86.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −23.5%, while admissions declined by −19.5%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of University of South Dakota (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage
51
Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Dakota in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

University of South Dakota has a total enrollment of 9,459 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Dakota is 6,065 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,394. This means that 64.1% 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 82.4% White, 3.56% Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% Two or More Races, 2.7% Black or African American, 1.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.49% Asian, and 0.0529% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Dakota in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.8%), followed by White Male (30%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48%), followed by White Male (33.8%) and Two or More Races Female (1.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Dakota, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,459 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Dakota is 6,065 and the part-time enrollment is 3,394. This means that 64.1% of students enrolled at University of South Dakota are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at University of South Dakota (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of South Dakota had a retention rate lower than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at University of South Dakota (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,793
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    337
  3. Two or More Races
    331

The enrolled student population at University of South Dakota is 82.4% White, 3.56% Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% Two or More Races, 2.7% Black or African American, 1.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.49% Asian, and 0.0529% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 234 students (2.47%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2020, 532 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 (1,953 degrees awarded). There were 28.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Dakota is Registered Nursing (238 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (97 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (91 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (122 degrees awarded), Education (302 degrees), and Health (764 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 (1,778,290 people), Registered nurses (1,350,230 people), Secondary school teachers (414,548 people), Education administrators (280,841 people), and Postsecondary teachers (181,728 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (122 degrees awarded), Education (302 degrees), Health (764 degrees), Legal (51 degrees), and History (27 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

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, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (122 degrees awarded), Education (302 degrees), Health (764 degrees), Legal (51 degrees), and History (27 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

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 (2,970,341 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,577,103 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (395,907 people), Outpatient care centers (268,452 people), and Offices of physicians (218,613 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Dakota are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (122 degrees awarded), Education (302 degrees), Health (764 degrees), Legal (51 degrees), and History (27 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

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. 238 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 97 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 91 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Dakota was Registered Nursing with 238 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at University of South Dakota according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

882
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,414
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 882 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Dakota, which is 0.624 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,414).

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 majors at University of South Dakota by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 85 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Dakota in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.77 times more than the 48 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 206 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Dakota in Registered Nursing, which is 6.44 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 40% 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, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (90%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Dakota is Female and Asian (90% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.46% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,953 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    69 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Dakota is white (1,953 degrees awarded). There were 28.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (69 degrees).

0.61% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,213 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    740 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of South Dakota is white female (1,213 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (740 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

University of South Dakota has an endowment valued at nearly $260M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.07M (0.411%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of South Dakota had a total salary expenditure of $221M. University of South Dakota employs 106 Assistant professors, 99 Instructors, and 84 Associate professors. Most academics at University of South Dakota are Female Instructors (75), Female Assistant professors(54), and Male Assistant professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Dakota are: Management, with 158 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 122 employees, and Service with 114 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$260M
2020 Endowment
12.5%
growth from 2019

University of South Dakota has an endowment valued at about $260M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Dakota grew 12.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $41.5M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at University of South Dakota (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $24.5M - Federal
  2. $4.76M - State
  3. $4.07M - Local

As of 2020, University of South Dakota received $24.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.76M from state grants and contracts, and $4.07M from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$99.9M
2020 Salaries
1.84%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of South Dakota paid a median of $99.9M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($221M) and a 1.84% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.97% growth from 2018 and a 1.91% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$30.9M
Instructional Salaries
398
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of South Dakota paid a total of $30.9M to 398 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
106 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
158 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Dakota were Assistant professor with 106 employees; Instructor with 99 employees; and Instructor with 84 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Dakota were Management with 158 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 122 employees; and Service with 114 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Dakota was Female Instructor with 75 employees, Female Assistant professor with 54 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 52 employees.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart