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University of Sioux Falls Overview

University of Sioux Falls is a private not-for-profit institution located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The city atmosphere of Sioux Falls makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of Sioux Falls Known For?

367 Undergraduate Awards
$16,169 Avg Cost After Aid
92% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at University of Sioux Falls is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at University of Sioux Falls.
  • In 2017-2018, 37% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average University of Sioux Falls student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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University of Sioux Falls Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Sioux Falls.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Best Value Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Sioux Falls has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#45 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#60 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual
#62 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#69 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#73 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#77 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is University of Sioux Falls?

Location of University of Sioux Falls

Contact details for University of Sioux Falls are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1101 W 22Nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1699
Phone: 605-331-5000
Website: www.usiouxfalls.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usiouxfalls
Twitter: https://twitter.com/usiouxfalls

How Do I Get Into University of Sioux Falls?

You can apply to University of Sioux Falls online at: https://my.usiouxfalls.edu/ICS/Admissions/Admissions_Home.jnz?portlet=Apply_Online_2.0&formname=Undergraduate+Application+Form

Admission Requirements for University of Sioux Falls

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript neither required nor recommended
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Sioux Falls?

92% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
University of Sioux Falls has the high acceptance rate of 92%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to University of Sioux Falls submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 660. Math scores were between 460 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Sioux Falls  ( 450 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Sioux Falls  ( 460 to 640 )
200
800
University of Sioux Falls received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of Sioux Falls  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Sioux Falls  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Sioux Falls  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Sioux Falls?

$16,169 Net Price
79% Take Out Loans
4.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Sioux Falls is $16,169. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At University of Sioux Falls, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $8,008 a year. That adds up to $32,032 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Sioux Falls is 4.5%. 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 Sioux Falls Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,206 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,390 undergraduate students at University of Sioux Falls, with 1,206 being full-time and 184 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Sioux Falls

There are also 285 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,206 full-time undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Sioux Falls

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Sioux Falls students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Sioux Falls Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 50
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 1,009
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 97

Geographic Diversity

South Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at University of Sioux Falls. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 14 countries are represented at University of Sioux Falls. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Canada, and Germany.

Online Learning at University of Sioux Falls

142 Took All Classes Online
667 Took At Least One Class Online
16.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at University of Sioux Falls. In 2017-2018, 667 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Sioux Falls has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th most popular in South Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of University of Sioux Falls

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Sioux Falls was 16.2%. This is the #1,027 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Sioux Falls regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Sioux Falls majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 3%
Health Professions 13%
Instructional Media Design 90%
Nursing 18%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Sioux Falls 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 University of Sioux Falls.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Resource Management #46
Educational Administration #98
Nursing #202
Education #252
Business Administration & Management #304
Health Professions #339
Business, Management & Marketing #384

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 Sioux Falls Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 51 54 105
Nursing 0 65 0 65
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 27 13 40
General Psychology 0 35 0 35
Health & Physical Education 0 31 0 31
Educational Administration 0 0 27 27
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 11 9 20
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 19 0 19
General Biology 0 15 0 15
Accounting 0 14 0 14
General Social Sciences 1 12 0 13
Communication & Media Studies 0 10 0 10
Instructional Media Design 0 0 10 10
Social Work 0 9 0 9
Allied Health Professions 3 4 0 7
General English Literature 0 6 0 6
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 5 0 5
History 0 5 0 5
Fine & Studio Arts 0 5 0 5
Special Education 0 4 0 4
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 4 0 4
Sociology 0 4 0 4
Biblical Studies 0 4 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 0 4 0 4
Human Resource Management 0 3 0 3
Mathematics 0 3 0 3
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 3 0 3
Computer Science 0 2 0 2
Political Science & Government 0 2 0 2
Sacred Music 0 2 0 2
Computer Information Systems 0 1 0 1
Other Education 0 1 0 1
Romance Languages 0 1 0 1
Chemistry 0 1 0 1
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 363 113 480

References

*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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