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University of Sioux Falls Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Sioux Falls. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Sioux Falls Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Sioux Falls was awarded 71 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting and business/management.

Overall Quality

University of Sioux Falls is ranked #1,210 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

University of Sioux Falls also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in South Dakota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Sioux Falls?

Acceptance Rate

University of Sioux Falls has an acceptance rate of 92%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for University of Sioux Falls.

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University of Sioux Falls Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Sioux Falls, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Sioux Falls is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Sioux Falls

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Sioux Falls has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At University of Sioux Falls this rate is 29%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100

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University of Sioux Falls Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,354 undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls with 1,182 being full-time and 172 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Sioux Falls Cost?

The overall average net price of University of Sioux Falls is $19,893. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Sioux Falls

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,706 $16,716 $19,004 $21,476 $22,177

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of University of Sioux Falls, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of Sioux Falls, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $9,123 a year. That adds up to $36,492 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Sioux Falls is 4.2%. 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.

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How Much Money Do University of Sioux Falls Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from University of Sioux Falls with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,100 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of University of Sioux Falls

University of Sioux Falls is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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

University of Sioux Falls Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from University of Sioux Falls. Of these students, 370 received undergraduate degrees and 163 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 70 $58,731
Business Administration & Management 56 $42,309
Teacher Education Grade Specific 30 $36,041
Health & Physical Education 28 $23,693
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 $31,423
Accounting 18 $41,565
General Social Sciences 17 NA
General Biology 15 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 12 NA
Sociology 10 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Sioux Falls along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at University of Sioux Falls

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 900 students took at least one online class at University of Sioux Falls. This is an increase from the 779 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 900 170
2018-2019 779 198
2017-2018 667 142
2016-2017 567 93
2015-2016 502 95

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Notes and 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.


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