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Our Mission, Vision, Values

Our Mission:

The University of South Dakota offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs within the South Dakota System of Higher Education. As the oldest university in the state, the University of South Dakota serves as the flagship and the only public liberal arts university in the state.

Our Vision:

To be the best small, public flagship university in the nation built upon a liberal arts foundation.

Our Values:

The University of South Dakota is committed to becoming a regional leader in diversity and inclusiveness initiatives and the practice of Inclusive Excellence. More>


Flagship University

The University of South Dakota USD is South Dakota's designated liberal arts institution and its flagship university.