University Center – Sioux Falls
The best of six universities, all in one place.
Officially called South Dakota Public Universities and Research Center, University Center is a face-to-face course delivery site where students can earn degree programs from six South Dakota universities in Sioux Falls (learn more about the partner universities). University Center facilities are multi-use/multi-format and state-of-the-art with the express goal of building upon South Dakota’s human potential and capital. Created to provide access to a quality public education, with a special emphasis on providing opportunities for non-traditional and adult learners, the focus is on academics: offering some of the same aspects as campus locations: challenging curriculum, college scholarships, respected faculty, and a variety of student services.
With two facilities totaling 110,000 square feet of academic and academic support space, University Center-Sioux Falls (UC) serves nearly 3,500 students from the greater Sioux Falls community annually.
UC provides access to public higher education programs from in-state partner Universities. These programs range from undergraduate to Ph.D. programs from
- University of South Dakota,
- South Dakota State University,
- Dakota State University,
- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology,
- Northern State University and
- Black Hills State University.
Created to serve our community as a unique state entity, UC works with the Sioux Falls community toward economic development and formed several partnerships with local businesses and organizations to meet their human capital needs. We also support and develop research facilities and partnerships to promote growth in commercialized research. And for the entire community, we offer programs for lifelong learning and professional development. In its essence, UC is growth. Growth for our community, growth for our local economy and growth for our students in their careers and personal lives.