Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2020-2021, 727 students out of 1,224 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at University of South Dakota. By gender, 272 male and 455 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (57.93% in average - Public Research University (high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total1,22472759.40%
Men48627255.97%
Women73845561.65%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 25.00%, rate of Asian students is 50.00%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 33.33%, rate of Hispanic students is 33.33%, rate of White students is 62.36%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 100.00%, rate of Two or More Race students is 53.49%, and rate of Unknown students is 50.00% at University of South Dakota.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native25.00%(6/24) 25.00%(3/12) 25.00%(3/12)
Asian50.00%(11/22) 22.22%(2/9) 69.23%(9/13)
Black (Non-Hispanic)33.33%(7/21) 33.33%(6/18) 33.33%(1/3)
Hispanic33.33%(13/39) 42.86%(6/14) 28.00%(7/25)
White62.36%(651/1,044) 59.06%(238/403) 64.43%(413/641)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander100.00%(1/1) - 100.00%(1/1)
Two or More Race53.49%(23/43) 60.00%(9/15) 50.00%(14/28)
Unknown50.00%(6/12) 40.00%(2/5) 57.14%(4/7)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 488 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 175 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 552 students graduated within 6 years (or 150% normal time).
Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

Transfer-out and Retention Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who are known to have transferred out of other institutions within 150% of normal time to completion into the total number of students, At University of South Dakota, the transfer-out rate is 26.55%. Its transfer-out rate is much higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (22.16% in average - Public Research University (high research activity)).
Transfer-out and Retention Rates
By definition, the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At University of South Dakota, the retention rate is 77% for full-time students and 50 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (78.45% in average - Public Research University (high research activity)).
Retention Rates at University of South Dakota

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

A non-resident alien student is not a US citizen/green card holder and studies with a student visa, such as an F visa, in the United States. At University of South Dakota, 9 of 18 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 50.00%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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