University of South Dakota

414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
University of South Dakota (aka USD) is a public higher education institution in Vermillion, South Dakota.

USD awards associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and also certificate programs in over 46 areas of study and 112 specialties. The school has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and has specialized accreditation from the American Bar Association - Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

This school offers dual credit, distance learning and study abroad programs. Credit toward a degree is accepted for Advanced Placement and life experience and on-campus day care is available.

With about 9,980 full-time enrolled students attending on its central campus it is the 2nd largest institution in South Dakota.


General Information

Main Phone: (605) 677 -5301 Website: WWW.USD.EDU
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 555
School Type: Public- 4-year or above Affiliation: None
Size: Medium (5,000 - 10,000 students) Undergraduates: 7,485
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 2,505
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 89%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: Yes
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1

Admissions

Application Fee: $ 20


Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Transcript
Recommendations
TOEFL
Standardized Test Scores

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 460 550
SAT Math 460 580
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 19 26

Acceptance Rate

Total
Applied 3,287
Accepted 2,923
Acceptance Rate 89%
Enrolled 1,252

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 60% Full-time 40% Part-time
Graduate Attendance Status 52% Full-time 48% Part-time
Student Gender 38% Men 62% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

86% White 2% American Indian/Alaska Native
2% Black or African American 2% Multiracial
2% Hispanic/Latino 1% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 5% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 62% $ 6,732
Local Grant 31% $3,935
Institutional Grant 58% $ 2,563
Student Loans 74% $ 6,262

Majors & Degrees


Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies

Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
American Indian Native American Studies - - 4 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences - - 7 1 -

Communication and Journalism

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mass Media Studies - - 43 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences - - 7 1 -

Education

Special Education and Teaching

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Special Education and Teaching - - 0 18 -

Educational Instructional Media Design

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Instructional Technology - - - 9 -

Special Education and Teaching

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Special Education and Teaching - - 0 18 -

Educational Administration and Supervision

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Leadership and Administration - - - 52 24

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Secondary Education and Teaching - - - 15 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 46 15 -
Secondary Education and Teaching 7 - 46 15 -
Elementary Education and Teaching 7 - 46 17 -

Educational Administration and Supervision

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Leadership and Administration - - - 52 24

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Secondary Education and Teaching - - - 15 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 46 15 -
Secondary Education and Teaching 7 - 46 15 -
Elementary Education and Teaching 7 - 46 17 -

Curriculum and Instruction

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Curriculum and Instruction - - - 0 7

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Teacher Education - - 8 - -
History Teacher Education - - 12 - -
Mathematics Teacher Education - - 3 - -
English Teacher Education - - 6 - -
Music Teacher Education - - 12 - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - - 15 - -
Social Science Teacher Education - - 1 - -
Drama and Dance Teacher Education - - 0 - -
Speech Teacher Education - - 0 6 -
General Science Teacher Education - - 0 6 -
Chemistry Teacher Education - - 1 6 -
Spanish Language Teacher Education - - 0 6 -
Biology Teacher Education - - 0 6 -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - - 0 21 -
Art Teacher Education - - 1 21 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Secondary Education and Teaching - - - 15 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 46 15 -
Secondary Education and Teaching 7 - 46 15 -
Elementary Education and Teaching 7 - 46 17 -

Curriculum and Instruction

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Curriculum and Instruction - - - 0 7

Engineering

Biomedical Medical Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering - - - - 1

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
German Language and Literature - - 2 - -

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
French Language and Literature - - 0 - -
Spanish Language and Literature - - 3 - -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - - - 1
Biomedical Sciences - - - 2 1
Biology Biological Sciences - - 57 8 1
Biomedical Sciences - - 57 8 9

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 27 13 1

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - - - 1
Biomedical Sciences - - - 2 1
Biology Biological Sciences - - 57 8 1
Biomedical Sciences - - 57 8 9

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - - - 8 -
General Studies - 5 - 8 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - 0 13 8 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities - 0 13 0 -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - - - 1
Biomedical Sciences - - - 2 1
Biology Biological Sciences - - 57 8 1
Biomedical Sciences - - 57 8 9

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - - - 8 -
General Studies - 5 - 8 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - 0 13 8 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities - 0 13 0 -

Legal Professions and Studies

Law

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Law - - - - 55

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies - - 19 0 -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biological and Physical Sciences - - - 0 -

International Global Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Global Studies - - 13 - -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies - - 19 0 -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biological and Physical Sciences - - - 0 -

International Global Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Global Studies - - 13 - -

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Philosophy - - 4 - -

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 5 3 -

Applied Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computational Mathematics - - - - 2

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 5 3 -

Physical Sciences

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 16 9 1

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 3 - -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 16 9 1

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geology Earth Science - - 9 - -

Materials Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Materials Chemistry - - - - 0

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 104 5 9

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 -
Counseling Psychology - - - 15 0
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 1

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 104 5 9

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 -
Counseling Psychology - - - 15 0
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 1

Social Sciences

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 25 7 1

Anthropology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Anthropology - - 13 - -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 25 7 1

Sociology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sociology - - 7 0 -

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 11 - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 104 5 9

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 -
Counseling Psychology - - - 15 0
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 1

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 104 5 9

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 -
Counseling Psychology - - - 15 0
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 1

Physical Sciences

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 16 9 1

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 3 - -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 16 9 1

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geology Earth Science - - 9 - -

Materials Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Materials Chemistry - - - - 0

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Criminal Justice Safety Studies - - 61 - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 104 5 9

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 -
Counseling Psychology - - - 15 0
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 1

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 104 5 9

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 -
Counseling Psychology - - - 15 0
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology - - - 15 1

Social Sciences

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 25 7 1

Anthropology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Anthropology - - 13 - -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 25 7 1

Sociology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sociology - - 7 0 -

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 11 - -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Human Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Human Services - - - 42 -

Public Administration

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration - - - 29 -

Social Sciences

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 25 7 1

Anthropology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Anthropology - - 13 - -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 25 7 1

Sociology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sociology - - 7 0 -

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 11 - -

Visual and Performing Arts

Fine and Studio Arts

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Art Art Studies - - 14 3 -

Music

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Music Performance - - 3 - -
Music - - 2 7 -

Drama Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts - - 16 - -
Technical Theatre Theatre Design and Technology 0 - 16 - -
Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts 0 - 16 5 -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 26 46 -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - - 66 57 -

Management Information Systems and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Management Information Systems - - - 0 -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 49 19 -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - - 66 57 -

Marketing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Marketing Marketing Management - - 33 - -

Human Resources Management and Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Human Resources Management Personnel Administration - - 9 - -

Finance and Financial Management Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Finance - - 32 - -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 26 46 -

Sports & Athletics

Yes No
Football
Basketball
Baseball
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