USD to Offer In-State Tuition to New Nebraska Students

Photo of USD Flag. USD will offer new first-year and transfer students from the state of Nebraska in-state tuition as part of a pilot program approved by the SD BOR.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will offer new first-year and transfer students from the state of Nebraska in-state tuition in a pilot program approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

“Nebraska enrollment continues to be an important part of USD’s enrollment given that we are only seven miles from the Nebraska border," said Scott Pohlson, vice president of enrollment, marketing and university relations. “This decision by the BOR supports our goal of keeping USD competitive in Nebraska now and into the future.”

Building off the success of a similar pilot program with Iowa started in 2016, USD increased its Iowa enrollment by 27% since the start of the pilot.

“Quality education at an affordable price continues to be our focus, and with tuition, fees, room, and board at $16,000 per year, I think the message is starting to resonate–which is great for USD’s future both in Iowa and hopefully Nebraska as well,” said Pohlson.

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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.

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