USF student Kevin Handt interning at Avera McKennan.

When you graduate from the University of Sioux Falls, you will be prepared to land your dream job or gain entry into graduate school, but more importantly, you’ll become a lifelong learner and leave USF with a versatile skill set cultivated from our liberal arts curriculum that will benefit you not just in your career, but in life.

Since 1883, we've been opening doors for alumni. Our multifaceted curriculum and committed faculty and staff whose devotion to our Christian mission of academic excellence and service leadership creates a powerful combination that empowers graduates to do more and be more.

Yes, you'll graduate with career knowledge. You'll also gain experiences that will transform your life. It's why our graduates tell us it's "who" they become that they value most from their USF education.

It's also why our alumni are our biggest fans, our strongest advocates and, most importantly, our proudest accomplishments.

Graduate Success Statistics

98% of graduates pursue graduate studies or find employment in their chosen fields within six months of graduation.

12.6% of graduates enroll in graduate or public schools.

Each year Career Services staff surveys USF's graduating class to assess students' post-graduation activities. View the Class of 2016 Graduate Outcome Report that includes the following highlights:

  • 100% placement rates for the Class of 2016 in over three-fourths of USF's majors.
  • 98% of 2016 grads were either employed or attending graduate or professional school within 6 months of graduation.
  • 12.6% of 2016 grads enrolled in graduate or professional schools.
  • 80% of 2016 grads started their careers in South Dakota.
  • 89% of 2016 grads that found employment in South Dakota lived in Sioux Falls.
  • 60+ graduate programs nationwide enrolled USF graduates in the past four years.

Careers of Recent USF Graduates

  • Accountant
  • Amachi Case Specialist
  • Assistant Executive Director
  • Assistant Trust Officer
  • Athletic Director
  • Autism Interventionist
  • Business Owner
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Director of Resource Development
  • Director of Sales
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Crime Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Health Facilities Supervisor
  • Home Loan Specialist
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Internet Marketing Specialist
  • Managing Analyst II
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Mental Health Associate
  • Music Pastor
  • Music Teacher
  • News Producer
  • Operations Manager
  • Paramedic
  • Patrol Officer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pitch F/X Operator for the Colorado Rockies
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Project Manager Consultant
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Director
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Scientist
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Senior Manager
  • Senior Underwriting Associate
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Senior Program Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Store Manager
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Tax Associate
  • Team Leader of Operations
  • VP of National Sales Compliance
  • Youth Counselor
  • Youth Director
  • Youth Minister

Top Graduate and Professional Schools for USF Alumni

Medical-Related Programs:
  • 21st Century Oncology
  • Augsburg College
  • Creighton University
  • Des Moines University
  • Howard University College of Dentistry
  • Kansas University School of Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • South Dakota State University
  • Union College
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of South Dakota
Law Programs:
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Saint Thomas
  • University of South Dakota
Theology Programs:
  • Baylor University - Truett Theological Seminary
  • Duke Divinity School
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
Others:
  • American Military University
  • Arizona State University
  • California State University
  • Minnesota State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • San Jose State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of California
  • University of Denver
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • University of St. Catherine's
  • Villanova University

Top Sioux Falls Employers of USF Students

  • Area school districts
  • Area churches
  • Avera McKennan Hospital and Avera Health
  • Financial Institutions
  • Sanford Health
  • Social Work/Behavioral Health Institutions
  • State of South Dakota

Recent Internships of USF Students

  • 605 Magazine
  • Achieve
  • Avera Behavioral Health
  • Avera McKennan Hospital
  • Avera Research Institute
  • Avera Sports Institute
  • Avera Fitness Center
  • Brandt, Solomon & Anderson, LLP
  • Children’s Home Society
  • Citibank
  • Compass Center
  • Dakota Video and Post
  • Dow Rummel Village
  • Eide Bailly, LLP
  • Family Wellness
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • First Premier Bank
  • Fitness 19
  • Glory House
  • Good Samaritan Society
  • Grant Thornton, LLP
  • KDLT
  • KELO
  • Key Media Solutions
  • KSFY
  • KSOO
  • Lawrence and Schiller
  • Legislature in Pierre, S.D.
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • LodgeNet
  • McCrossan's Boys Ranch
  • McGladrey, LLP
  • Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Department, State Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office,
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • National Institute for Athletic Health and Performance—Sanford
  • Nichols Media
  • Ole Miss Strength and Conditioning Program
  • Orthopedic Institute
  • Parliament, London, England
  • Poet, LLC
  • Sanford Health
  • Sanford POWER program
  • Sanford Wellness
  • SDN Communications
  • Sioux Falls Chiropractic
  • Sioux Falls City Council
  • Sioux Falls Police Department
  • Sioux Falls School District
  • Sioux Falls Woman Magazine
  • Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • South Dakota Court System
  • State of South Dakota Department of Corrections (State Penitentiary, Division of Pardons and
  • Paroles or Juvenile Division)
  • State of South Dakota Department of Revenue
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service
  • U.S. Marshals
  • U.S. Olympic Training Center—Colorado Springs, Co.
  • United States Probation
  • Vision Video
  • Volunteers of America
  • Washington Pavilion
  • Wells Fargo
  • Williams & Company, PC
  • X Fitness
  • YMCA

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