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University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota (USD), the state’s oldest university, was founded in 1862 and classes began in 1882. Located in Vermillion, South Dakota, United States, USD is home to South Dakota’s only medical school and law school. USD is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents.  The University of South Dakota, founded in 1862, is the state’s flagship institution, the oldest university and is designated as the only public liberal arts university in South Dakota. We’re the big-time university with a small-college feel. University of South Dakota offers 132 undergraduate programs, majors and minors and 62 graduate programs.

University of South Dakota Rankings in 2011

University of South Dakota Rankings in 2010

University of South Dakota Tuition and Fees

Excellent academics. Extraordinary opportunities. Reasonable tuition rates. The University of South Dakota combines the affordability you need now with the educational benefits and experiences you’ll value for a lifetime.

Estimated costs for 2011-12*

SD Residents

MN Residents**

Reduced
Non-Residents

Tuition (32 hours) $3,657.60 $4,265.60 $5,486.40
Fees*** 4,032.00 4,032.00 4,032.00
Books (estimate) 1,100.00 1,100.00 1,100.00
Housing**** 3,349.30 3,349.30 3,349.30
Food Service***** 2,812.00 2,812.00 2,812.00
Total $14,950.90 $15,558.90 $16,779.70


South Dakota Residents $240.30/credit hour
Minnesota Residents $259.30
Non-Residents $297.45
Fees include $35.70 /credit hour for General Activity Fee and $90.30 /credit hour for University Support Fee.


Schools and Colleges of University of South Dakota

  • Accounting
  • Alcohol & Drug Studies
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Anthropology*
  • Art*
  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Art Education
  • Biology*
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Molecular Biology & Physiology
  • Business
  • Beacom School of Business majors
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Health Services Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Chemistry*
  • Communication Sciences
  • & Disorders*
  • Communication Studies*
  • Computer Science*
  • Information Sciences
  • Contemporary Media & Journalism*
  • Advertising
  • Electronic Media
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Criminal Justice*
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Earth Sciences*
  • Economics (Business)
  • Economics* (Arts & Sciences)
  • Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Kindergarten Education
  • Physical Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education (K-12)
  • English*
  • Creative Writing*
  • Secondary Education
  • Finance
  • French Studies
  • General Studies
  • German
  • Health Sciences*
  • Health Services Administration*
  • History*
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Studies*
  • Kinesiology & Sport Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Sport Management
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics*
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Music Studies*
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Native Studies*
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy*
  • Physical Education
  • Physics*
  • Political Science*
  • Pre-Professional Programs
  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Podiatry
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology*
  • Social Work
  • Sociology*
  • Spanish*
  • Theatre*
  • Theatre
  • Acting
  • Design/Technology
  • Musical Theatre
  • Minors
  • Archeology
  • Art History
  • Business Administration
  • Civic Leadership
  • Classical Humanities
  • Coaching
  • Disaster Response
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Health
  • Interdisciplinary Language Areas
  • Lakota Language Teaching
  • Latin Studies
  • Legal Studies in Business
  • Mathematics Composite
  • Military Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Statistics
  • Women’s Studies
Academic Programs indicated with an asterisk (*) are also available as a minor.

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