The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs within the South Dakota System of Higher Education. As the oldest university in the state, the University of South Dakota serves as the flagship and the only public liberal arts university in the state. With a student-faculty ratio of 16:1, USD offers a personalized education across 205 programs, including business, education and health. Under a program approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents, children of USD alumni can pay in-state tuition for their undergraduate degrees regardless of where they live. USD boasts a network of more than 70,000 alumni, with graduates who have won Nobel Prizes, established national newspapers and held positions in network news.