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.