About The University of South Dakota

Distance Learning at The University of South Dakota About "The U" Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is a public institution and is the state's oldest university. Its main campus is located in Vermillion, South Dakota with off-campus sites located in Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown, South Dakota, and Sioux City, Iowa. Through the Division of Continuing & Distance Education, The University of South Dakota extends its world-class educational opportunities to students in South Dakota and across the globe. Because of this, you have the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills you need to meet your educational and professional goals — all from the comfort of your own home or office. Why "The U"? The University of South Dakota is the perfect fit for students looking for a smart educational investment. Academic Excellence Recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and others, the U is considered one of the nation's top colleges for academic excellence and affordability. "The Princeton Review" has named The University of South Dakota one of the "Best 366 Colleges" for 2008. For the 17th consecutive year, The University of South Dakota ranks as one of the 262 best universities in the nation, according to information released by U.S. News & World Report. Our caring and dedicated faculty and staff are committed to educational excellence. Each year, the scholarship and research contributions of our faculty result in millions in grants, numerous awards, innovations, insights, and national recognition. Convenience & Flexibility Anytime, anywhere online courses allow students to keep their commitments to family, friends, work, etc. World-class Education & Value USD's highly accredited programs are offered at a remarkably affordable price. Professional Development Opportunities The course work and practical experience gained through our online programs gives students the knowledge and skills they need to reach their professional goals. Student Support & Program Delivery Realizing that students learning in a virtual environment need a reliable and consistent support system, the Division of Continuing & Distance Education makes every effort to meet students' needs. The Division of Continuing and Distance Education provides student support to distance students with guides to advising resources, academic preparation and resources designed especially for distance students. Web-based instruction utilizes the latest technology, allowing students to attend lectures and complete scheduled course work and exams anytime and anywhere. With an Internet connection, students have access to semester-based courses twenty-four hours a day. Accreditation The University of South Dakota is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 North LaSalle, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 800-621-7440). In addition, many of the University's programs and academic departments are accredited by discipline specific agencies such as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the International Coalition of Addiction Studies Education (INCASE), AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Visit www.usd.edu/ce today for more information!


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The University of South Dakota
Continuing Education
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-677-6240

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