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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:  1,615 (1,319 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty60104
Instructional60104
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$26,240$27,160$27,980$18,280-34.7%
Books and supplies$950$950$950$9500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,900$7,140$7,350$7,3500.0%
Other$3,510$3,535$3,585$3,6501.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,570$8,630$8,760$8,9251.9%
Other$3,910$3,935$3,990$4,0651.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,620$2,640$2,680$2,7301.9%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$37,600$38,785$39,865$30,230-24.2%
Off Campus$39,670$40,675$41,680$32,220-22.7%
Off Campus with Family$29,810$30,750$31,610$21,960-30.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$6,930
Fees$0
  • Interpret data with caution. Effective with the 2018 fall semester the University of Sioux Falls reset the undergraduate tuition price, reducing it by $10,000 to address the rising cost of college tuition.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid1276100%————
Grant or scholarship aid276100%$5,143,548$18,636
Federal grants9334%$441,758$4,750
Pell grants9334%$407,666$4,384
Other federal grants4416%$34,092$775
State/local government grant or scholarships4014%$51,200$1,280
Institutional grants or scholarships276100%$4,650,590$16,850
Student loan aid21779%$1,737,660$8,008
Federal student loans21678%$1,139,787$5,277
Other student loans5520%$597,873$10,870
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,06688%$18,135,300$17,012
Pell grants38532%$1,632,573$4,240
Federal student loans83068%$5,660,173$6,819
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$20,316$19,871$20,627
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$18,446$16,761$18,060
$30,001 – $48,000$16,296$16,587$17,271
$48,001 – $75,000$19,172$17,976$19,984
$75,001 – $110,000$21,465$21,888$22,448
$110,001 and more$23,576$22,649$23,235
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment1,615
Undergraduate enrollment1,319
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment123
Graduate enrollment296
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 86%
Part-time: 14%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 83%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
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: 51%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 7%
Part-time: 93%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 34%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 62%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 32%
Enrolled in some distance education: 24%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 44%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,0006811,319
Percent admitted91%90%92%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%19%16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT62%
ACT30598%
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 Writing530610
SAT Math530570
ACT Composite2025
ACT English1824
ACT Math1825
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: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 65 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 46%
(*) 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 2010]
4-year: 41%
6-year: 52%
8-year: 52%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 29%
6-year: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 39%
Female: 52%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 29%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 38%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 35%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 67%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 75%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 57%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 74%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 61%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
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-9-
Category total-9-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-5-
Accounting and Business/Management-8d-
Business Administration and Management, General036d92d
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-1-
Organizational Behavior Studies-14d-
Project Management-0-
Category total064d92d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies-8-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-0-
Category total-8-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-0-
Computer Science-1-
Category total-1-
Education
Art Teacher Education-0-
Education, Other-2-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--10
Educational/Instructional Technology--1d
Elementary Education and Teaching-23-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-2-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--9d
History Teacher Education-2-
Music Teacher Education-2-
Reading Teacher Education--6
Secondary Education and Teaching-015
Special Education and Teaching, General-0-
Superintendency and Educational System Administration--16
Category total-3157d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-5-
Category total-5-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant0--
Category total0--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature-0-
Category total-0-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-1-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)00-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-0-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist111-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-53d-
Category total165d-
History
History, General-1-
Category total-1-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science0--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-14-
Category total014-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other00-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies01-
Category total01-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-2-
Mathematics, General-1-
Category total-3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-14-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-6-
Category total-20-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other-2-
Category total-2-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-1-
Category total-1-
Psychology
Psychology, General-19-
Category total-19-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work015-
Category total015-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General-1-
Social Sciences, General05-
Sociology-0-
Category total06-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies-3-
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies-0-
Religious/Sacred Music-1-
Youth Ministry-3-
Category total-7-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-4-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-3-
Music, General-0-
Category total-7-
Grand total1279149
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
  • Effective with the 2018 fall semester, the University of Sioux Falls reset undergraduate tuition price by $10,000. Tuition charges are now below the maximum benefits, and Yellow Ribbon program is no longer applicable.
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 17
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 8
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
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: $12,335
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,826
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined180117
Baseball52
Basketball1821
Football112
Golf88
Soccer25
Softball17
Swimming27
Tennis11
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1958)08/31/2022
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited (01/01/1931 - 01/01/1949)
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (11/15/2010)09/01/2025
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (01/01/1976)12/31/2016
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/143002.
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 Year201520142013
Default rate3.4%6.3%3.1%
Number in default163316
Number in repayment463523506
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)