South Dakota, University of, at Vermillion; state supported; coeducational; chartered 1862, opened 1882 as the Univ. of Dakota. In 1891 it was renamed the Univ. of South Dakota; in 1959 it became the State Univ. of South Dakota and in 1964 its present name was again adopted. The medical school is at Sioux Falls.
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