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South Dakota Board of Regents Reports Positive Enrollment

The South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR) celebrates positive enrollment numbers for the upcoming academic year. This fall, the state’s public university student count is up two percent, marking the second consecutive year of enrollment growth for the system.

The latest enrollment data reveals an increase in both first-year students and returning students, reflecting a growing interest in the wide range of academic programs and opportunities offered by BOR universities.

“We are excited to see so many students choosing our universities for their higher education journey,” said BOR Executive Director, Nathan Lukkes. “This year’s first-time freshmen are part of the largest incoming class in the past decade, which is great news for our schools and our state.”

The fall 2023 first-time freshmen total 5,341, a 2.6 percent increase over a strong 2022 class, which was up over 6% from the 2021 class. The overall student body for South Dakota’s public university system equals 34,370 across the six campuses, a 2.0 percent increase from the previous fall.

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New Board of Regents Program for State Employees | 12/14/23

New Program Offers State Employees with 50% Tuition Reduction for Online Courses at South Dakota's Public   BROOKINGS – During today's South Dakota Board of Regents meeting, Executive Director Nathan Lukkes premiered an exciting new benefit [...]

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Regents Support South Dakota Advantage Expansion | 12/14/23

South Dakota Board of Regents Support Dakota Advantage Expansion, Welcoming Minnesota, Kansas, and Missouri   BROOKINGS – Today, the South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR) approved extending the South Dakota Advantage rate to Minnesota residents beginning [...]

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