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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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BOR Institutions Provide Annual Update | 5/23/24

PIERRE, SD – During last week's board meeting, South Dakota Board of Regents President Tim Rave emphasized that the South Dakota system stands strong, particularly in comparison to neighboring states. The Board of Regents (BOR) [...]

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BOR Reaffirms its Commitment to Affordability | 04/04/24

VERMILLION, SD—Today, during their April meeting, the South Dakota Board of Regents reaffirmed its commitment to affordability and accessibility in higher education by freezing tuition again for the 2025 academic year.South Dakota's public universities remain [...]

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South Dakota’s hold on public university tuition rates over the last three years coupled with modest housing prices and low unemployment have earned it the distinction of being the most affordable place in the country to go to college.

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