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Discover the Cost Advantage: South Dakota vs. Missouri.

Expand your opportunities when you make USD your home away from home. Having the collegiate experience you've always dreamed of doesn't have to break the bank and it won't when you attend USD.

Discover Vermillion, South Dakota, home to the University of South Dakota main campus. It is here that you will experience the charm of small-town living while enjoying access to urban conveniences, all at the fraction of the cost you'd find in Missouri.

As a Missouri resident, you're eligible for in-state tuition rates at USD. This translates to significant savings, with tuition fees at USD being approximately $8,000 less per year compared to Missouri's flagship university, the University of Missouri-Mizzou.

Take a look at the '23-'24 numbers:

South Dakota
Tuition & Fees
$9,432 $14,122
Housing & Food
$9,904 $13,550
Direct Costs Total
$19,336 $27,672

University of Missouri-Mizzou annual tuition: $27,672 [source]

University of South Dakota annual tuition: $19,336 [source]

You save: $8,336

Savings over 4 years: $33,344



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hear from a usd alum

Success story Connor Sperber smiling.
I transferred to USD from a large private institution that lacked many of the personalized resources USD offers to students. The number of opportunities to grow my career with an alumni network so devoted to student success is second to none and made the decision to transfer simple. After transferring, I was able to graduate with my bachelor's in three years with the help of my supportive academic/admission counselors.

Connor J. Sperber

BBA, Health Services Administration with a Certificate in Management '22
Saint Albans, Missouri

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