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Founded in 1862, the University of South Dakota, or USD, is the state's oldest university. It is located in Vermillion, South Dakota. USD is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. USD is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Beacom School of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Sanford School of Medicine
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Law
USD's athletic teams are nicknamed the Coyotes. The university competes at the NCAA Division I level and is a member of the Great West Conference for all sports.

Profile of University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota can be found in Vermillion, SD (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at University of South Dakota.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at University of South Dakota are in nursing and emergency medicine and therapy and Counselling.

University of South Dakota Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.


A tenure system is one way University of South Dakota works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 9, 243 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

A lot of students at University of South Dakota attend part-time. The school student athletes compete in North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competitions.

University of South Dakota Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management279business management, accounting, finance, marketing, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine278registered nursing
Education and Teaching227elementary school teaching, educational administration, instructional media design, physical education teaching, speech teaching, special ed, music teaching, curriculum and instruction, . . .
Therapy and Counselling210psychology, Counselling psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy, clinical social work, substance abuse Counselling
Liberal Arts147political science, English, history, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, economics, anthropology, sociology, . . .
Science81biology, chemistry, biomedical sciences, geology, physics, biological and physical sciences, biochemistry, physiology
Medical Support and Technology79dental hygienist, physician assistant, clinical lab tech, audiology and speech pathology, speech pathology
Family and Social Work60human services, public administration
Media54mass communication
Security and Law Enforcement53criminal justice and safety
Art Studies22art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19parks and recreation studies, occupational therapy
Medical administration18health care facilities management
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts9drama, theatre design
Music8music, music performance, music history and theory
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy
Engineering0engineering management

Contact: University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota

414 E Clark St

Vermillion, SD 57069-2390

General Phone: (605) 677-5301

http://www.USD. EDU

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