For the 22nd straight year, the University of South Dakota was ranked one of the “Best National Universities” by U.S. News and World Report.
The “Best Colleges 2013” guidebook, printed annually by U.S. News and World Report, ranked USD among the top 200 institutions in the national universities category. Schools in the national universities category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctorate programs. According to U.S. News, these colleges are also committed to producing groundbreaking research.
In a press release from USD, President James W. Abbott said the recognition is a tribute to the people and programs that make USD one of America’s “Best National Universities.”
“Best National Universities” criteria is based on several standards of higher education — undergraduate academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving.