University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

The University of Sioux Falls (USF) is a private institution in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It was founded in 1883 as a Christian liberal arts college. The university is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches and aims to help the development of Christian students to better serve God and humankind. The university offers 40 undergraduate programs, including several nursing programs. They also have study-abroad partnerships with universities in South Africa, Greece, South Korea, and Puerto Rico. Students maintain more than 100 organizations, clubs, and student activities on the campus. These clubs include everything from Chess Club to Jazz Ambassadors. 

The USF School of Nursing offers three BSN programs, including traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN. They also offer an LPN program. The BSN programs were accredited by the CCNE in 2011. The RN to BSN program is offered 100% online. Students do not need to take any classes on campus or complete any clinical rotations. The traditional and accelerated programs provide clinical experiences with real patients at local healthcare clinics and simulation training in state-of-the-art facilities. The accelerated program includes four semesters of courses while the traditional program includes eight semesters of courses.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
American Baptist
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate70%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. RN to BSN
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. LPN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 82
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Sioux Falls

Augustana University
0.39 miles away
Dordt College
42.2 miles away
Northwestern College
50.21 miles away
Mount Marty College
56.58 miles away
Dakota Wesleyan University
65.59 miles away
Briar Cliff University
71.12 miles away
St Luke's College
71.99 miles away
Morningside College
75.52 miles away
Midland University
145.2 miles away
Gustavus Adolphus College
148.01 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/16/2011 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading490 to 580
SAT: Math470 to 580
ACT Composite20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$18,446
30k to 48k$16,296
48k to 75k$19,172
75k to 110k$21,465
Over 110k$23,576
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $350.00 $350.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $380.00 $380.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

University of Sioux Falls - Tuition Waiver Exchange Program

The program allows the children of faculty members, staff and administrators of Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) affiliated colleges to attend a CCCU-affiliated college [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and South Dakota state board of nursing
University of Sioux Falls
1101 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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