The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • USD has more expensive tuition & fees ($12,807) than South Dakota State ($12,675).
  • It is harder to admit to USD than South Dakota State.
  • South Dakota State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,155) than USD (1,085).
  • South Dakota State has higher submitted ACT score (23) than USD (22).
  • South Dakota State has more students with 12,104 students while USD has 10,066 students.
  • South Dakota State has more full-time faculties with 541 faculties while USD has 445 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - South Dakota State University and University of South Dakota.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
South Dakota StateUSD
South Dakota Statevs.USD
Brookings, South DakotaLocationVermillion, South Dakota
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$9,200
Out-Of-State$12,675
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,332
Out-Of-State$12,807
56% ($4,847)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($5,302)
$4,847Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,302
91.37 %Acceptance Rates86.91 %
44.79 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)39.92 %
1,155SAT Score1,085
23ACT Score22
56 %Graduation Rate59 %
-Transfer-out Rate27 %
76 %Retention Rate77 %
12,104Student Population10,066
541Number of Faculties445
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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