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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/04/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

University of South Dakota

414 E. Clark Street
Slagle 102

Vermillion, SD 57069
(877) 269-6837 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Mr. James Abbott, President
Name change notes: State University of South Dakota to University of South Dakota (1914) to State University of South Dakota (1959) to University of South Dakota (1964)
HLC Institution ID: 1655
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 01/01/1913

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2011 - 2012

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2020 - 2021

Last Date of Information Change: 10/03/2014

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Bachelors, Doctors, Masters, Specialist, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/17/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 4,853   1,478
Graduate: 1,260   1,260
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   337  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/17/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 3   286
Bachelors Degrees 67   1,115
Masters Degrees 33   479
Specialist Degrees 4   37
Doctoral Degrees 17   236
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/17/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 7   19

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 02/22/2014)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Captial University Center - Pierre, SD; Rapid City Health Science Building - Rapid City, SD; Sanford School of Medicine--Rapid City Site - Rapid City, SD; University Center--Rapid City - Rapid City, SD; University Center - Sioux Falls , SD; Sanford School of Medicine--Sioux Falls Site - Sioux Falls , SD; Sanford Education Center - Sioux Falls, SD; USD Watertown - Watertown, SD; Sanford School of Medicine-Yankton Site - Yankton , SD;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Western Iowa Technical Institute and Community College - Sioux City, IA;
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.