Dashboards and Research

Our research initiatives are at the forefront of innovation and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in various fields. Explore our research page to learn more about our students, initiatives, and resources that drive discovery and decisions. The South Dakota Board of Regents believes in the transformative value in research and strives to create a system based on data, critical thinking, and creativity.

Fall Enrollment for the 2023 Academic Year

Explore enrollment types, student counts, demographics, and academic status for all South Dakota’s public university students. Unlock the power of data with our comprehensive Board of Regents’ Enrollment Data Dashboard. The dashboard provides an in-depth look into the trends and patterns shaping our state’s public higher education.

FAFSA Completion

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It determines a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid (federal grants and student loans), and it helps other organizations, such as state governments and private foundations, to determine your eligibility for their financial aid programs.

Research shows that students who complete the FAFSA are much more likely to apply and attend a post-secondary institution. The South Dakota Board of Regents works with South Dakota school districts to help encourage and track the number of students applying for federal aid.

Check back soon for additional dashboards!

Research Affairs

View the roles of the
Research Affairs Council

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Strategic Plan

This five-year plan sets a precedent to improve the education of South Dakota’s population and the ways in which they are governed by the Board. To accomplish our vision, we’ve outlined the goals that will drive educational and workforce success through South Dakota’s evolution.


Discover valuable information through comprehensive research and reporting provided by the South Dakota Board of Regents. Gain valuable insights from a wide range of studies, including detailed economic impact assessments, initiatives that cover the entire system, and year-over-year comparisons that provide insight into the region’s progress over time.

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