Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
54% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for University of South Dakota
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 25% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 43% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 47% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from University of South Dakota. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. University of South Dakota is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,200 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending University of South Dakota
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $37,900 per year
after 7 years $38,700 per year
after 8 years $41,500 per year
after 9 years $42,500 per year
after 10 years $48,200 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former University of South Dakota students who are working and no longer in school is $48,200, which is 41% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$258 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
70% vs. 47% national average

If you are having trouble affording your USD student loan debt, explore your options.

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data for University of South Dakota.

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