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IPEDS ID: 219383
OPE ID: 00346900
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University of Sioux Falls
1101 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105-1699
General information:  (605) 331-5000
Website:  www.usiouxfalls.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,453 (1,215 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Admissionsadmissions.usiouxfalls.edu/
Apply Onlinemy.usiouxfalls.edu/ICS/Admissions/Admissions_Home.jnz?portlet=Apply_Online_2.0&formname=Undergraduate+Application+Form
Financial Aidwww.usiouxfalls.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=162
Net Price Calculatorapps.usiouxfalls.edu/npc?ref=fa
Disability Serviceswww.usiouxfalls.edu/offices/thomas-kilian-academic-success-center/learning-accessibility-services
Athletic Graduation Ratesapps.usiouxfalls.edu/download/GraduationRatesForAthletes
Mission Statement
  The University of Sioux Falls, a Christian University in the liberal arts tradition, educates students in the humanities, sciences and professions. The traditional motto of the University is Culture for Service, that is, we seek to foster academic excellence and the development of mature Christian persons, for service to God and humankind in the world.
Through programs in the humanities, sciences and professions, the University helps students grow intellectually, discern truth, and develop a Christian worldview. As a Christian institution, the University of Sioux Falls fosters, in all members of its community, the development of emotional maturity, physical well-being, interpersonal skills and values, which reflect the character and teachings of Christ.
The University of Sioux Falls is committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and to the integration of biblical faith and learning; it affirms that Christians are called to share their faith with others through lives of service.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Religious Affiliation
American Baptist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty62210
Instructional62210
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$25,480$26,240$27,160$27,9803.0%
Books and supplies$900$950$950$9500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,700$6,900$7,140$7,3502.9%
Other$3,485$3,510$3,535$3,5851.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,500$8,570$8,630$8,7601.5%
Other$3,880$3,910$3,935$3,9901.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,600$2,620$2,640$2,6801.5%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$36,565$37,600$38,785$39,8652.8%
Off Campus$38,760$39,670$40,675$41,6802.5%
Off Campus with Family$28,980$29,810$30,750$31,6102.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$6,840
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
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Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1270100%————
Grant or scholarship aid270100%$4,927,305$18,249
Federal grants8732%$437,462$5,028
Pell grants8531%$385,216$4,532
Other federal grants6123%$52,246$856
State/local government grant or scholarships5119%$67,438$1,322
Institutional grants or scholarships270100%$4,422,405$16,379
Student loan aid20777%$1,738,749$8,400
Federal student loans20777%$1,234,641$5,964
Other student loans4416%$504,108$11,457
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • The University of Sioux Falls participates in all federal financial aid programs. Students who complete the federal FAFSA application and enroll at least half-time may be eligible. In addition, USF offers a full range of generous institutional scholarship opportunities for students and 100% of incoming students in 2016 received University aid.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,08886%$17,194,231$15,804
Pell grants38230%$1,523,444$3,988
Federal student loans85568%$6,146,085$7,188
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$20,135$20,316$19,871
  • As a private university, the University of Sioux Falls offers generous funding opportunities to full-time students in all income and economic categories. USF participates in all federal and military programs and encourages students to seek funding from all sources.
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$17,479$18,446$16,761
$30,001 – $48,000$17,912$16,296$16,587
$48,001 – $75,000$18,611$19,172$17,976
$75,001 – $110,000$21,671$21,465$21,888
$110,001 and more$22,462$23,576$22,649
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment1,453
Undergraduate enrollment1,215
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment95
Graduate enrollment238
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 85%
Part-time: 15%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 37%
Female: 63%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 84%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 86%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 48%
Out-of-state: 50%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 11%
Part-time: 89%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 35%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 61%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 18%
Enrolled in some distance education: 21%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 61%
  • Currently the following majors are available via 100% online delivery: Bachelor of Arts in Business RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Master of Business Administration/Management Master of Education: Adult and Higher Education Master of Education: Technology and Customized Learning
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,6025691,033
Percent admitted92%91%93%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%17%20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT124%
ACT26896%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing450660
SAT Math460640
ACT Composite2025
ACT English1924
ACT Math1825
  • TOEFL is required for international students.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 73%
Part-time students: 45%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 69 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 49%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 54%
8-year: 54%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 38%
6-year: 49%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 32%
Female: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Black or African American: 40%
Hispanic/Latino: 43%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 50%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 46%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 58%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 13%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 63%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 20%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 80%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 33%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 65%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 42%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-17-
Category total-17-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-3-
Accounting and Business/Management-9-
Business Administration and Management, General031d51d
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other1--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-6-
Organizational Behavior Studies-31d-
Project Management-6-
Category total186d51d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies-7-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-6-
Category total-13-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-0-
Computer Science-3-
Category total-3-
Education
Art Teacher Education-0-
Education, Other-1-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--11
Educational/Instructional Technology--7
Elementary Education and Teaching-13-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--6d
Music Teacher Education-2-
Reading Teacher Education--15
Secondary Education and Teaching-017
Special Education and Teaching, General-0-
Superintendency and Educational System Administration--7
Category total-1663d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-5-
Category total-5-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant1--
Category total1--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature-0-
Category total-0-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-0-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)00-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-0-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist34-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-54d-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling1--
Category total458d-
History
History, General-6-
Category total-6-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science1--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-11-
Category total111-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other00-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies00-
Category total00-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-2-
Mathematics, General-2-
Category total-4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-17-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-10-
Category total-27-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other-6-
Category total-6-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-1-
Category total-1-
Psychology
Psychology, General-25-
Category total-25-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work213-
Category total213-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General-2-
Social Sciences, General02-
Sociology-1-
Category total05-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies-0-
Religious/Sacred Music-0-
Youth Ministry-6-
Category total-6-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-4-
Music, General-0-
Category total-4-
Grand total9306114
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 29
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 5
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $14,534
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,247
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined111107
Baseball61
Basketball1616
Football107
Golf86
Soccer24
Softball20
Swimming13
Tennis11
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1931 - 1/1/1949Terminated
(!)1/1/1958 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels11/15/2010 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate6.3%3.1%5.6%
Number in default331628
Number in repayment523506494
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)