2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of South Dakota is $9,332 for South Dakota residents and $12,807 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for USD is $9,332 for South Dakota residents and $12,807 for out-of-state students.
On-campus living costs increased by 0.80% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 0.93% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit lower than the average amount ($10,868) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($24,207 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$9,332 $12,807$12,867
2020-2021$9,332$12,807$12,970
Change % 2020-20210.00%0.00%0.80%
2021-2022$9,332$12,807$13,074
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $7,043 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,637 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at USD is $7,043 for South Dakota residents and $12,637 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 tuition & fees of University of South Dakota are same as the last year for both undergraduate and graduate schools. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount ($11,136) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,993 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$7,043 $12,637$12,867
2020-2021$7,043$12,637$12,970
Change % 2020-20210.00%0.00%0.80%
2021-2022$7,043$12,637$13,074
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at USD.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2020-2021)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2019-2020$257$372
2020-2021$257$372
2021-2022$257$372
Graduate2019-2020$337$648
2020-2021$337$648
2021-2022$337$648
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $37,100 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $49,500 for University of South Dakota graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$37,100$40,800$35,300
7 Years After Graduation$38,700--
8 Years After Graduation$44,500--
9 Years After Graduation$42,500--
10 Years After Graduation$49,500$58,300$44,200

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at USD?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $38,749 for South Dakota residents and $53,229 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$9,472$9,614$9,758$9,905$38,749
Out-of-State$13,004$13,204$13,407$13,613$53,229
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$9,614$9,758$9,905$10,053$39,330
Out-of-State$13,204$13,407$13,613$13,823$54,047
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$9,758$9,905$10,053$10,204$39,921
Out-of-State$13,407$13,613$13,823$14,035$54,879
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$9,905$10,053$10,204$10,357$40,519
Out-of-State$13,613$13,823$14,035$14,251$55,723
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$10,053$10,204$10,357$10,513$41,127
Out-of-State$13,823$14,035$14,251$14,471$56,580
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $97,121 for South Dakota residents and $111,600 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of South Dakota.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$23,809$24,120$24,436$24,756$97,121
Out-of-State$27,341$27,710$28,085$28,464$111,600
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$24,120$24,436$24,756$25,080$98,392
Out-of-State$27,710$28,085$28,464$28,850$113,109
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$24,436$24,756$25,080$25,409$99,681
Out-of-State$28,085$28,464$28,850$29,240$114,639
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$24,756$25,080$25,409$25,742$100,987
Out-of-State$28,464$28,850$29,240$29,636$116,191
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$25,080$25,409$25,742$26,080$102,312
Out-of-State$28,850$29,240$29,636$30,038$117,764
Last year, 53% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $75,913 for South Dakota residents and $90,392 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of South Dakota.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$18,507$18,818$19,134$19,454$75,913
Out-of-State$22,039$22,408$22,783$23,162$90,392
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$18,818$19,134$19,454$19,778$77,184
Out-of-State$22,408$22,783$23,162$23,548$91,901
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$19,134$19,454$19,778$20,107$78,473
Out-of-State$22,783$23,162$23,548$23,938$93,431
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$19,454$19,778$20,107$20,440$79,779
Out-of-State$23,162$23,548$23,938$24,334$94,983
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$19,778$20,107$20,440$20,778$81,104
Out-of-State$23,548$23,938$24,334$24,736$96,556

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of South Dakota.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of South Dakota 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$9,332$1,200$12,970$12,807$1,200 $12,970
Graduate$7,043 $1,200$12,970$12,637 $1,200$12,970


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