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Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Inexpensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does University of South Dakota Cost?

Is what University of South Dakota charges for in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee reasonable when compared to nation, state and regional averages? Find out here. You can jump to any of the following sections in our USD cost report:

How Much Does USD Charge for Tuition?

$9,432 In-State Tuition & Fees
$12,942 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average out-of-state tuition and fees at University of South Dakota ran about $12,942 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. If you were a South Dakota resident, the yearly charges were $9,432.


USD tuition and fees is for one year of attendance, not including room and board.

The numbers quoted on this page are all sticker price and don't include any financial aid or scholarships students may qualify for.

How much does University of South Dakota cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do USD Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. University of South Dakota out-of-state undergraduates, on the other hand, pay about $12,942 a year in tuition and fees, making the school relatively inexpensive.

Average in-state tuition and fees for schools across the country is $16,784 a year for undergraduate students. Undergraduates who hail from South Dakota pay an average of $9,432 a year to attend USD, making the school a bargain if you only consider tuition and fees alone.

If you want to know how USD compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

NationwidePlains StatesSouth Dakota
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveAverage
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: University of South Dakota Financial Aid.

USD Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

1.35% In-State Tuition Increase
1.38% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$39,551 Est. 4-Year Cost

In-state USD tuition and fees grew with an average annual rate of 1.35% over the past five years. South Dakota residents may pay an estimated $9,689 this school year.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at USD would be $19,510, and $39,551 for four years.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about 1.38% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $13,301 if the percentage increases stay the same.

This would result in a total cost of $26,784 for two years and $54,311 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at USD.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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