University of Sioux Falls

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,980
3.02% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$19,871
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.6%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
92%
1,602 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
1,453
73% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
48.9%
87 Graduates

About

University of Sioux Falls is a higher education institution located in Minnehaha County, SD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Sioux Falls were Registered Nursing (54 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees), and General Psychology (36 degrees).

In 2017, 508 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Sioux Falls. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (462 degrees), 25.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Sioux Falls is $27,980, which is $7,247 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Sioux Falls is $27,980, which is $7,247 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,871.

In 2017, 86% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$27,980
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Sioux Falls was $27,980. The cost of tuition at University of Sioux Falls is $7,247 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$19,871
2017 Value
2.19%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Sioux Falls had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,871. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Sioux Falls grew by 2.19%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,885
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Sioux Falls was of $7,885 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 1.94% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

86% of undergraduate students at University of Sioux Falls received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.38% with respect to 2016, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.6%
2016 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Sioux Falls was 4.6%, which represents 21 out of the 457 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Sioux Falls received 1,602 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.93% annual decline. Out of those 1,602 applicants, 1,474 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92% acceptance rate.

There were 1,453 students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls in 2017, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Sioux Falls has an overall enrollment yield of 19%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1,474
Accepted Out of 1,602

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Sioux Falls was 92% (1,474 admissions from 1,602 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 91.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -7.93%, while admissions declined by -7.41%.

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SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage
12
Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at University of Sioux Falls in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Sioux Falls has a total enrollment of 1,453 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Sioux Falls is 1,061 students and the part-time enrollment is 392. This means that 73% of students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Sioux Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.3% White, 4.13% Black or African American, 3.85% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, 0.826% Hispanic or Latino, 0.551% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0688% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (55.3%), followed by White Male (28.9%) and Two or More Races Female (3.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44%), followed by White Male (36%) and Two or More Races Male (4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Sioux Falls, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,453 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Sioux Falls is 1,061 and the part-time enrollment is 392. This means that 73% of students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Sioux Falls had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,240
  2. Black or African American
    60
  3. Two or More Races
    56

The enrolled student population at University of Sioux Falls is 85.3% White, 4.13% Black or African American, 3.85% Two or More Races, 1.24% Asian, 0.826% Hispanic or Latino, 0.551% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0688% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 39 students (2.68%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 108 more women than men received degrees from University of Sioux Falls. The majority of degree recipients at University of Sioux Falls are white (462 degrees awarded). There were 25.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Sioux Falls is Registered Nursing (54 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees) and General Psychology (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Sioux Falls, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), and Education (89 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,968,051 people), Secondary school teachers (318,516 people), Education administrators (298,772 people), Other managers (172,568 people), and Postsecondary teachers (169,938 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), Education (89 degrees), Theology (9 degrees), and Psychology (36 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Dentists, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), Education (89 degrees), Theology (9 degrees), and Psychology (36 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Elementary & secondary schools (2,990,006 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (393,814 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (311,506 people), Outpatient care centers (191,201 people), and Religious organizations (182,743 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Sioux Falls are Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), Education (89 degrees), Theology (9 degrees), and Psychology (36 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Sioux Falls.
Most Common
  1. 54 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Sioux Falls was Registered Nursing with 54 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 200
  2. 308

In 2017, 200 degrees were awarded to men at University of Sioux Falls, which is 0.649 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (308).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 42 degrees were awarded to men at University of Sioux Falls in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.894 times less than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 47 degrees were awarded to women at University of Sioux Falls in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 37% of students graduating from University of Sioux Falls completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Sioux Falls is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    462 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Sioux Falls is white (462 degrees awarded). There were 25.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (18 degrees).

3.54% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    284 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    178 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Sioux Falls is white female (284 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (178 degrees).

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Operations

University of Sioux Falls has an endowment valued at nearly $27.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.83M (6.72%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, University of Sioux Falls had a total salary expenditure of $26.4M. University of Sioux Falls employs 25 Associate professors, 23 Assistant professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at University of Sioux Falls are Male Associate professors (13), Female Associate professors(12), and Male Assistant professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, Management, with 24 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$27.3M
2017 Endowment
8.33%
growth from 2016

University of Sioux Falls has an endowment valued at about $27.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Sioux Falls grew 8.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.87M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $476k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Sioux Falls received $476k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.8M
2017 Salaries
0.0931%
decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Sioux Falls paid a median of $10.8M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($26.4M) and a 0.0931% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.78% growth from 2015 and a 5.68% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.91M
Instructional Salaries
62
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Sioux Falls paid a total of $3.91M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls were Associate professor with 25 employees; Assistant professor with 23 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; Management with 24 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Sioux Falls was Male Associate professor with 13 employees, Female Associate professor with 12 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Sioux Falls.

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