University of Sioux Falls

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,940
1.99% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,957
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.978%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
76%
2,358 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,594
77.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.6%
157 Graduates

About

University of Sioux Falls is a higher education institution located in Minnehaha County, SD. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at University of Sioux Falls were Registered Nursing (74 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees), and General Psychology (48 degrees).

In 2022, 586 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Sioux Falls. 68.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (504 degrees), 14.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Sioux Falls is $19,940, which is $−4,056 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Sioux Falls is $19,940, which is $−4,056 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,957.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending University of Sioux Falls received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$19,940
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Sioux Falls was $19,940. The cost of tuition at University of Sioux Falls is $−4,056 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$20,957
2022 Value
1.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Sioux Falls had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,957. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Sioux Falls grew by 1.76%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,673
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Sioux Falls was of $8,673 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.7% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.26% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at University of Sioux Falls received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.59% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.978%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Sioux Falls was 0.978%, which represents 4 out of the 409 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Sioux Falls received 2,358 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.04% annual growth. Out of those 2,358 applicants, 1,791 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76% acceptance rate.

There were 1,594 students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls in 2022.

University of Sioux Falls has an overall enrollment yield of 17.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,791
Accepted Out of 2,358

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Sioux Falls was 76% (1,791 admissions from 2,358 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 76.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.04%, while admissions declined by −2.93%..

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Enrollment

University of Sioux Falls had a total enrollment of 1,594 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Sioux Falls is 1,239 students and the part-time enrollment is 355. This means that 77.7% of students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Sioux Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.6% White, 7.59% Two or More Races, 5.27% Black or African American, 3.51% Hispanic or Latino, 1.32% Asian, 0.627% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.6%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Two or More Races Female (4.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.3%), followed by White Female (40.3%) and Black or African American Male (2.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Sioux Falls in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,594 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Sioux Falls is 1,239 and the part-time enrollment is 355. This means that 77.7% of students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Sioux Falls had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,269 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    121 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    84 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Sioux Falls is 79.6% White, 7.59% Two or More Races, 5.27% Black or African American, 3.51% Hispanic or Latino, 1.32% Asian, 0.627% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 18 students (1.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 218 more women than men received degrees from University of Sioux Falls. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Sioux Falls is white (504 degrees awarded). There were 14.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Sioux Falls is Registered Nursing (74 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees) and General Psychology (48 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Sioux Falls, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (128 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Theology (8 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,666,118 people), Secondary school teachers (481,556 people), Education administrators (305,843 people), Other managers (226,708 people), and Special education teachers (208,437 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls in 2022 are Education (128 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Theology (8 degrees), Protective Services (36 degrees), and Psychology (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Education (128 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Theology (8 degrees), Protective Services (36 degrees), and Psychology (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Elementary & secondary schools (3,061,184 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (422,470 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,745 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (342,033 people), and Outpatient care centers (232,433 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Education (128 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), Theology (8 degrees), Protective Services (36 degrees), and Psychology (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Sioux Falls.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 56 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Sioux Falls was Registered Nursing with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

184
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
402
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 184 degrees were awarded to men at University of Sioux Falls, which is 0.458 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (402).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 64 degrees were awarded to men at University of Sioux Falls in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 64 degrees were awarded to men at University of Sioux Falls in Registered Nursing, which is 6.4 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 46% of students graduating from University of Sioux Falls completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Sioux Falls is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.55% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    504 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Sioux Falls is white (504 degrees awarded). There were 14.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

0.853% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    352 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    152 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Sioux Falls is white female (352 degrees awarded). There were 2.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (152 degrees).

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Operations

University of Sioux Falls has an endowment valued at nearly $32M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.24M (3.88%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Sioux Falls had a total salary expenditure of 29M. University of Sioux Falls employs 23 Assistant professors, 20 Associate professors and 12 Professors. Most academics at University of Sioux Falls are Male Assistant professor (13), Male Associate professor (10), and Female Associate professor (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 52 employees, Management, with 34 employees, and Service with 11 employees.

Endowment

$32M
2022 Endowment
9.57%
decline from 2021

University of Sioux Falls has an endowment valued at about $32M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Sioux Falls declined 9.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.2M
2022 Salaries
2.27%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Sioux Falls paid a median of $11.2M in salaries, which represents 38.8% of their overall expenditure ($29M) and a 2.27% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.46M
Instructional Salaries
57
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Sioux Falls paid a total of $3.46M to 57 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
52 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls were Assistant professor with 23 employees, Associate professor with 20 employees, and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees, Management with 34 employees, and Service with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls was Male Assistant professor with 13 employees, Male Associate professor with 10 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Sioux Falls.

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