University of South Dakota Nursing Programs
Located in Vermillion, South Dakota, University of South Dakota is a public institution. The location of USD is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.
University of South Dakota Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USD.
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Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards USD has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of South Dakota?
Contact details for USD are given below.
|Address:||414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390|
How Do I Get Into USD?
You can apply to USD online at: apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm
Admission Requirements for USD
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into USD?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.
Average Test Scores
About 3% of students accepted to USD submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 640.
Can I Afford University of South Dakota?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At USD, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $7,283 a year. That adds up to $29,132 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at USD is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of South Dakota Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,445 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,899 full-time undergraduates at USD, 37% are male and 63% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Dakota students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||151|
|Hispanic or Latino||196|
South Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at University of South Dakota. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 63 countries are represented at USD. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Nepal.
Online Learning at University of South Dakota
The following chart shows how the online learning population at USD has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of USD
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Dakota was 1,162.1%. This is the #43 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USD regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USD ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USD.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of South Dakota Nursing Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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