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REPORT: USD a ‘Best Value’ Public University

(NPN) — In the Midwest, the University of South Dakota is one of the top “best value” public colleges in the region, according to a new report.

Bestvalueschools.com recently released their appraisals and ranked USD in Vermillion 13th. The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks ranked 10th.

The site ranked schools based on in-state net return on investment. The site calculated the 30-year ROI for USD at $388,000. For UND, it was $615,000.

The website noted the following about USD:

“The University of South Dakota is home to the state’s only medical school and law school. The school was founded in 1862 while South Dakota was still a territory, 37 years before it received statehood. The school has just over 7,600 undergraduate students, and prides itself on providing residents of the state very affordable tuition and great educational opportunities.”

The listing of Midwestern public universities making the list and their rankings: University of Illinois-Champagne-Urbana, first; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, second; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, third; University of Wisconsin-Madison, fourth; University of Oklahoma, fifth; University of Iowa, sixth; University of Kansas, seventh; University of Missouri, eighth; Ohio State University, ninth; University of North Dakota, 10th; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 11th; Purdue University, 12th and University of South Dakota, 14th.

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