Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls is a Christian, Liberal Arts University affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., with a total headcount of over 1,600 students, including undergraduate and graduate students. USF is inclusive of all denominations, with many represented on campus. Our mission is to foster academic excellence and the development of mature Christian persons for service to God and humankind in the world. Our motto is Culture for Service. We offer more than 90 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs offered on-ground, hybrid, and online.
The University is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. USF is also accredited by the following: Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). USF is a member of the NCAA Division II and competes in the Northern Sun Athletic Conference (NSIC).
The University of Sioux Falls is located in the heart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and has been recognized as one of the... nation's top cities to live, a progressive and respected center for health care, banking, and agriculture. With its beautiful landscapes and rich agricultural land, the Great Plains region enjoys economic and cultural vitality. The city boasts many recreational opportunities, including parks and paved bike trails along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls is South Dakota's largest city, with a growing population of over 190,000 people and a metropolitan area of over 250,000.