USD Chosen as a Top School in Military College Guide

Image USD Military About 650 military veterans attend USD.

VERMILLION, S.D. — Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded the University of South Dakota the designation of a top school in its 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities that will be published in the current print issue and be available later this month on the organization’s website.

The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions that were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard.

USD's Veterans Services division offers a variety of help to prospective and current students who have a military background, the College of Arts & Sciences provides numerous academic programs through the Department of Military Science and about 650 of USD's nearly 10,000 students are military veterans.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News