Graduates earn 2,125 degrees, certificates from University of South Dakota

About 29.7 percent of the 2,125 degrees and certificates handed out by the University of South Dakota in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Vermillion conferred 411 bachelor's degrees and 113 doctor's degrees in Health Professions and Related Programs programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Data shows the school gave out 192 bachelor's degrees in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, followed by 106 bachelor's degrees in Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General and 97 master's degrees in Business Administration and Management, General.

The university enrolled 10,038 students for 2016-17, including 7,500 in undergraduate programs and 2,538 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Associates degrees
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
192
31
-
-
223
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
106
-
-
-
106
Medicine
-
-
52
-
52
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
24
-
27
-
51
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
-
-
35
-
35
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
33
-
-
-
33
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
10
-
15
1
26
Physical Therapy/Therapist
-
-
26
-
26
Clinical/Medical Social Work
26
-
-
-
26
Physician Assistant
-
-
23
-
23
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
14
-
-
1
15
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
6
-
-
-
6
Audiology/Audiologist
-
-
6
-
6
Medical Scientist
-
-
3
-
3
Public Health, General
-
-
1
-
1
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
-
-
-
-
-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
-
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
411
31
188
2
632
29.7
Business Administration and Management, General
66
-
97
-
163
Accounting
58
-
42
-
100
Finance, General
34
-
-
-
34
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
29
-
-
-
29
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
-
-
-
2
2
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
-
-
-
-
-
Management Information Systems, General
-
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
187
-
139
2
328
15.4
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
-
104
-
104
Elementary Education and Teaching
80
-
9
-
89
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
3
-
16
-
19
Special Education and Teaching, General
-
-
13
-
13
Music Teacher Education
12
-
-
-
12
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
10
-
-
-
10
Educational/Instructional Technology
-
-
9
-
9
History Teacher Education
8
-
-
-
8
Mathematics Teacher Education
5
-
-
-
5
Art Teacher Education
4
-
-
-
4
Curriculum and Instruction
-
-
4
-
4
Secondary Education and Teaching
-
-
4
-
4
Biology Teacher Education
2
-
-
-
2
Reading Teacher Education
-
-
-
2
2
Social Science Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Spanish Language Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Speech Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Chemistry Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Indian/Native American Education
-
-
-
-
-
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
-
-
-
-
-
Education total
124
-
159
2
285
13.4
Human Services, General
-
-
71
-
71
Social Work
-
-
40
-
40
Public Administration
-
-
17
13
30
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
-
-
128
13
141
6.6
Psychology, General
63
-
18
2
83
Counseling Psychology
-
-
36
1
37
Educational Psychology
-
-
-
-
-
Psychology total
63
-
54
3
120
5.7
Biomedical Sciences, General
46
-
5
-
51
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
41
-
2
-
43
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
87
-
7
-
94
4.4
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
75
-
-
-
75
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
75
-
-
-
75
3.5
Law
-
-
66
-
66
Legal Professions and Studies total
-
-
66
-
66
3.1
Art/Art Studies, General
18
-
4
-
22
Music, General
5
-
14
-
19
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
12
-
2
-
14
Music Performance, General
7
-
-
-
7
Graphic Design
-
-
-
-
-
Photography
-
-
-
-
-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
-
-
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
42
-
20
-
62
2.9
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
56
-
-
-
56
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
56
-
-
-
56
2.6
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
33
-
10
-
43
General Studies
-
11
-
-
11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
33
11
10
-
54
2.5
Mass Communication/Media Studies
33
-
-
-
33
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
8
-
9
-
17
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
41
-
9
-
50
2.4
Political Science and Government, General
23
-
3
-
26
Economics, General
10
-
-
-
10
Sociology
6
-
-
-
6
Anthropology
3
-
-
-
3
Social Sciences total
42
-
3
-
45
2.1
Computer and Information Sciences, General
9
-
9
-
18
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
-
-
-
8
8
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
9
-
9
8
26
1.2
Chemistry, General
6
-
5
-
11
Physics, General
3
-
1
-
4
Materials Chemistry
-
-
4
-
4
Geology/Earth Science, General
3
-
-
-
3
Chemistry, Other
-
-
-
-
-
Physical Sciences total
12
-
10
-
22
1
English Language and Literature, General
15
-
6
-
21
Rhetoric and Composition
-
-
-
-
-
English Language and Literature/Letters total
15
-
6
-
21
1
Mathematics, General
10
-
5
-
15
Computational Mathematics
-
-
-
-
-
Mathematics and Statistics total
10
-
5
-
15
0.7
History, General
13
-
1
-
14
History total
13
-
1
-
14
0.7
Sustainability Studies
5
-
-
-
5
International/Global Studies
3
-
-
-
3
Biological and Physical Sciences
-
-
1
-
1
Museology/Museum Studies
-
-
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
8
-
1
-
9
0.4
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
-
-
5
-
5
Engineering total
-
-
5
-
5
0.2
Spanish Language and Literature
3
-
-
-
3
German Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
-
French Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
3
-
-
-
3
0.1
Philosophy
2
-
-
-
2
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
2
-
-
-
2
0.1
American Indian/Native American Studies
-
-
-
-
-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
-
-
-
-
-
-
Engineering/Industrial Management
-
-
-
-
-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
-
-
-
-
-
-
Chemical Technology/Technician
-
-
-
-
-
Science Technologies/Technicians total
-
-
-
-
-
-

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