Sioux Falls: the State's Largest City
At Augustana, we engage the vast resources of Sioux Falls, one of America’s great small cities, as a laboratory for internships, clinical practice, student teaching, and part- and full-time employment.
Welcome to the state’s largest city, home to some of the region’s largest health care centers, Fortune 500 businesses and a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit.
With an estimated population of 187,200 – more than 270,000 with its suburbs – a robust economy, countless outdoor activities, hundreds of restaurants, coffee shops and stores, sought-after internship and clinical opportunities and a vibrant entertainment scene, Sioux Falls is a great place to spend four years.
Here's what others are saying about Sioux Falls:
- Sioux Falls is named No. 1 on Forbes 2018 list of Best Small Cities for Business and Careers and ranked first last year, also. For 14 straight years, Sioux Falls has been identified within the top five in nation, according to Forbes.com (2018).
- Personal finance site WalletHub ranked Sioux Falls as the 4th best city in America to find a job in 2015, with the lowest nationwide unemployment for those who hold bachelor’s degrees.
- MoneyRates.com ranks Sioux Falls No. 7 among Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs and No. 6 among Cities with Affluential Young People.
- WalletHub ranked Sioux Falls as the No. 1 best large city to start a business in 2016 and among the Top-10 Best Run Cities.
- South Dakota is the nation’s “Top Moving Destination” in the 2017 40th annual United Van Lines Annual National Movers Study that tracks state-to-state migration pattern.
- SmartAsset ranked Sioux Falls the second-best place in America to raise a child, based on metrics that would affect a child’s quality of life.
- The City of Sioux Falls and Mayor Mike Huether were featured in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Free Enterprise online publication for "why people should move to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a city with a booming job market, a very low cost of living, and a high quality of life."
- With an estimated population of 187,200, Sioux Falls has grown by 4,000 people — a 2.2 percent jump — since the end of 2017.
View the quality of life in Sioux Falls by seeing this video from the Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau.