University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD 57069
Reviews (0)

University of South Dakota is one of the seven public 4-year colleges in South Dakota. Its campus is medium in size and located in the town of Vermillion. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,341 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 966 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 72%).

Every year 55% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

University of South Dakota's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $7,191, and fees were $1,581. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $10,438 and $1,581 respectively.

Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 1 30
Bachelor's degree 20 172
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 40.6%

Compare Schools

Frequently compared schools

University of Missouri-Kansas City
offers 4 nursing programs
The University of Montana
offers 2 nursing programs
University of North Dakota
offers 10 nursing programs
University of Rhode Island
offers 6 nursing programs
University of Vermont
offers 5 nursing programs
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
offers 1 nursing programs
University of Mississippi
offers 12 nursing programs

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
12/01/1975 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/25/2013 - Current

Admission

87%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1230
ACT20 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
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).
Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates $35

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$240/credit
In State Students$240/credit
Out of State Students$348/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$315/credit
In State Students$315/credit
Out of State Students$605/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $10,800 $10,800 $15,660
ADN 70 $16,800 $16,800 $24,360
BSN 125 $30,000 $30,000 $43,500
FNP 50 $15,750 $15,750 $30,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of University of South Dakota's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 28% $4,001
Other Federal Grant 17% $1,179
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $1,348
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 67% $3,605
Federal Student Loans 70% $5,629
Private Loans 10% $8,983

$16,647

Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,567
$30,001 to $48,000$14,641
$48,001 to $75,000$17,384
$75,001 to $110,000$19,106
Over $110,000$18,941

Calculate your net price

Student Population

7,648

Undergrads

2,613

Graduates

6,277

Women

3,984

Men

60%

Full-time

40%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
83%
Hispanic
3%
Two or more races
3%
Non-resident alien
3%
Black/African American
3%
Asian
2%
Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

Relevant scholarships

No relevant scholarships found

Reviews


If you are a current or former student of this school, please help out prospective students by sharing your experience with the school. We also welcome faculty members and staff members to leave a review and answer students questions.

Academics
Professors/Faculty
Clinical
Value for Money
You can leave a review using your real name or an alias.
If you want us to contact you when your review receives a comment, leave an email address here. Your email will not be published.
Enter the name of the degree program you are attended at this school.
Minimum 100 characters. Tell others about your experience. What did you like about this school?

Your review will be reviewed and published if approved. Review guideline.


Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Dakota state board of nursing.

University of South Dakota
414 E Clark St
Vermillion, SD 57069
Website

Find nursing programs near you