Students walking through campus in the fall.

About the University of Sioux Falls

Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a Christian, Liberal Arts University affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. USF is an independent, not-for-profit institution.

Dedicated faculty intentionally integrate faith and learning, helping students to discover their career calling and preparing them to serve God and humankind. With a 99% placement rate, our alumni live out USF’s Culture for Service motto in their professions, families and communities.

Our talented professors teach, advise and mentor students. With a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, intimate classroom settings facilitate the introduction of concepts, the interchange of ideas and the encouragement to apply them through experiential learning.

For adult learners driven to fulfill their dreams, USF offers online and on-campus adult and graduate programs to help individuals finish their degrees or earn advanced degrees.

USF Offers:

  • More than 40 Undergraduate Majors
  • 4 majors in the Degree Completion Program
  • Accelerated Nursing Degree
  • Doctorate in Leadership
  • MBA Degree
  • M.Ed. Degrees
  • Ed.S. Degrees
  • 4 Online Adult and Graduate Programs
  • Center for Professional Development
Placement Rate

99% of USF graduates secure employment or pursue graduate or professional studies within six months of graduation.


USF boasts a 17:1 student to faculty ratio.

Degree Options

USF offers more than 90 undergraduate academic programs as well as adult and graduate offerings.

Middle of Everywhere

Sioux Falls is located in the "Heart of America," and the University of Sioux Falls is located in the "Heart of Sioux Falls.”

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USF At A Glance

USF is a Christian, Liberal Arts University educating students in the humanities, sciences and professions.

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Professor Ceca Cooper helping a student with a painting.

What We Believe

Our close-knit campus community lives out USF’s Culture for Service motto on a daily basis.

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A Significant History

Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls’ commitment to being distinctively Christian has never wavered.

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