University of Sioux Falls
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 LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students1,453|
|Student to Faculty Ratio12:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||910 to 1300|
|ACT||20 to 25|
|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|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$360/credit|
|In State Students||$360/credit|
|Out of State Students||$360/credit|
|In District Students||$380/credit|
|In State Students||$380/credit|
|Out of State Students||$380/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of University of Sioux Falls's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||23%||$856|
|State Grant & Scholarships||19%||$1,322|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||100%||$16,379|
|Federal Student Loans||77%||$5,964|
$19,871Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$16,761|
|$30,001 to $48,000$16,587|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,976|
|$75,001 to $110,000$21,888|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Dakota state board of nursing.