The University of South Dakota ranked the highest of all South Dakota and North Dakota universities for the second time in the latest U.S. News and World Report’s “Best National Universities” list.
In the “Best Colleges 2022” guidebook, USD ranked #239, jumping ten spots from last year, in the National Universities category. This is the 30th consecutive year USD has been ranked as one of the “Best National Universities” by U.S. News and World Report.
USD also ranked the highest of South Dakota and North Dakota public universities in the “Top Public Schools” list, coming in at #118.
USD President Sheila K. Gestring says “for the second consecutive year, we have been recognized as being the best public university in the Dakotas, which is a true testament to the commitment of our faculty and staff and the accomplishments of our students.”
U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings compare bachelor’s degree-granting institutions from across the nation on 17 diverse measures of academic quality, such as student-faculty ratios, graduation and retention rates, financial resources, average ACT/SAT scores of admitted students and alumni giving.