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Northern State Students Recognized for Achievement
The South Dakota Board of Regents recognized student groups from
Northern State University for their academic work, community service, and organizational
New Delivery Options Approved for Academic Programs
South Dakota public universities will expand the reach of five popular
academic programs by offering these degrees online or at additional locations.
37 Academic Programs Recommended for Termination
After a five-month review, the South Dakota Board of Regents has
identified 37 academic programs and 109 specializations within academic majors for termination
due to a pattern of low enrollments. They were among 176 targeted for review as part of a
comprehensive program productivity study within the public university system.
Report: Opportunity Scholarship Makes an Impact
A state report says the five-year-old South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship
program has positively impacted high school students’ overall academic preparation for college,
with significant and documented results: a decline in the need for remedial education, increased
ACT scores, and improved retention once students transition into higher education.
South Dakota Pledges to Significantly Increase College Completion by 2020; Joins National Alliance Focused on Raising Degree Attainment
Signifying its intent to increase college completion rates, South Dakota has
joined with Complete College America, a national non-profit organization working to
dramatically increase the number of young adults with a college degree or credential, to set
degree goals, and develop and implement aggressive state and campus-level action plans to meet
Governor Honored for Support of Research Initiative
Gov. Mike Rounds was recognized for his strong support of research initiatives in
the public university system Feb. 11 during the Student Research Poster Session in the state Capitol