Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

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For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of South Dakota is $9,432 for South Dakota residents and $12,942 for out-of-state students. It has been risen by 1.07% for South Dakota residents and increased by 1.05% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees is a little bit lower than the average amount ($11,075) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees is much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($24,462 - public Research University (high research activity)).
The 2023 projected undergraduate tuition & fees for USD is $9,432 for South Dakota residents and $12,942 for out-of-state students. The rate is same as the current year's tuition (2022). This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
It has been risen by 1.07% for South Dakota residents and increased by 1.05% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $13,225 for year 2022. The on-campus living costs increased by 1.97% compared to the previous year.The off-campus living costs increased by 3.36% compared to the previous year.
USD Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$9,332 $12,807$12,970
2021-2022$9,432$12,942$13,225
2022-2023$9,432$12,942$13,485
Change % 2022-20230.00%0.00%1.97%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the USD directly. See the USD bursar/financial aid page for more information.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees is $7,118 and out-of-state tuition and fees is $12,768 for the academic year 2021-2022. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees is lower than the average amount ($11,332) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees is much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,809 - public Research University (high research activity)).
The 2023 estimated tuition & fees at USD is $7,208 for South Dakota residents and $12,768 for out-of-state students. The rate is same as the current year's tuition (2022). This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
University of South Dakota has law school and medical school and their tuition is different from other graduate programs, usually higher. The law school tuition is $16,793 for in-state and $36,333 for out-of-state students. See the detailed law school tuition at University of South Dakota School of Law page. The medical school tuition is $34,372 for in-state and $79,202 for out-of-state students. See the detailed medical school tuition at Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota page.
USD Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$7,043 $12,637$12,970
2021-2022$7,118$12,768$13,225
2022-2023$7,208$12,768$13,485
Change % 2022-20231.26%-1.97%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the USD directly. See the USD bursar/financial aid page for more information.
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. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $259 for South Dakota residents and $376 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $340 for South Dakota residents and $654 for out-of-state students.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2020-2021$257$372
2021-2022$259$376
2022-2023$261$380
Graduate2020-2021$337$648
2021-2022$340$654
2022-2023$343$660
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
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
The next table compares the tuition & fees between University of South Dakota and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between University of South Dakota and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
University of South Dakota$9,432$12,942
University of North Dakota$10,596$15,037
South Dakota State University$9,299$12,809
North Dakota State University-Main Campus$10,601$15,076
Purdue University Fort Wayne$8,857$21,265
Oral Roberts University$31,558

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at USD?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at USD is $38,665 for South Dakota residents and $53,073 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of South Dakota have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
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.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$9,525$9,618$9,713$9,809$38,665
Out-of-State$13,071$13,202$13,334$13,467$53,073
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$9,618$9,713$9,809$9,905$39,045
Out-of-State$13,202$13,334$13,467$13,601$53,604
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$9,713$9,809$9,905$10,002$39,429
Out-of-State$13,334$13,467$13,601$13,737$54,139
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$9,809$9,905$10,002$10,101$39,817
Out-of-State$13,467$13,601$13,737$13,874$54,680
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$9,905$10,002$10,101$10,200$40,208
Out-of-State$13,601$13,737$13,874$14,013$55,226
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 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $97,959 for South Dakota residents and $112,367 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of South Dakota have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of South Dakota.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$24,107$24,360$24,616$24,875$97,959
Out-of-State$27,654$27,944$28,237$28,533$112,367
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$24,360$24,616$24,875$25,136$98,988
Out-of-State$27,944$28,237$28,533$28,833$113,546
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$24,616$24,875$25,136$25,401$100,028
Out-of-State$28,237$28,533$28,833$29,136$114,738
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$24,875$25,136$25,401$25,668$101,081
Out-of-State$28,533$28,833$29,136$29,442$115,944
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$25,136$25,401$25,668$25,939$102,145
Out-of-State$28,833$29,136$29,442$29,752$117,162
Last year, 60% 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 $75,979 for South Dakota residents and $90,387 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of South Dakota have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of South Dakota.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$18,612$18,865$19,121$19,380$75,979
Out-of-State$22,159$22,449$22,742$23,038$90,387
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$18,865$19,121$19,380$19,641$77,008
Out-of-State$22,449$22,742$23,038$23,338$91,566
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$19,121$19,380$19,641$19,906$78,048
Out-of-State$22,742$23,038$23,338$23,641$92,758
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$19,380$19,641$19,906$20,173$79,101
Out-of-State$23,038$23,338$23,641$23,947$93,964
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$19,641$19,906$20,173$20,444$80,165
Out-of-State$23,338$23,641$23,947$24,257$95,182

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 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 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$9,432$1,200$13,225$12,942$1,200 $13,225
Graduate$7,118 $1,200$13,225$12,768 $1,200$13,225


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