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USD’s honors program enrolls 441 students across all colleges.

Undergraduate degrees are offered in 77 programs, and graduate degrees are offered in 57 programs. Seventy-four percent of USD professors hold the highest degree in their fields.

Classrooms and laboratories across the campus have received upgrades and new equipment over the past few years. USD has recently installed a new supercomputer that will enable ground-breaking research based on large volumes of data. The new system provides thousands of processing units, optimized software and more than 1,000 times the memory of a traditional laptop. The new machine has been named Lawrence in honor of USD alum and Nobel Laureate E.O. Lawrence.

This year USD is launching a program called Finish in Four to encourage undergraduate students to complete their degrees in four years of full-time attendance. The program estimates that students could save $61,000 in expenses and loan repayment cost by sticking to a traditional four-year plan. Finish in Four supports the BOR policy of affordability and accountability.

USD annually offers more than $7 million in scholarships.

USD is the lead institution for the University Center in Sioux Falls. The center, located on a modern campus in the state’s largest city, offers courses from all six public universities that meet the needs of nontraditional students as well as those bound to the location because of jobs or family responsibilities. In response to work force needs expressed by the state’s employers, USD has developed a bachelor’s degree in technical leadership at University Center Sioux Falls in conjunction with the state’s two-year technical schools. USD will accept up to 60 credits from a technical school and teach another 60 credits through the University Center to produce a graduate with a rare combination of technical knowledge and people skills for today’s high-tech industries.