The University of South Dakota (USD) is an American public coeducational university located in Vermillion, South Dakota on a 286-acre (116 ha) campus. It is situated in the southeastern portion of South Dakota, approximately 63 miles (102 km) southwest of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and 39 miles (63 km) northwest of Sioux City, Iowa. The University of South Dakota is the states oldest public university and was founded in 1862 and classes began in 1882. USD is home to South Dakota's only medical school and law school. USD is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, and its current president is Jim Abbott. The university has been accredited by the North Central Association of College and Schools since 1913. The University of South Dakota was founded in 1862 by the Dakota Territorial Legislature. It is the state's oldest public university, and is one of six universities governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents.
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