SD Board of Regents
306 East Capitol Ave
Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501
605 773 3455

 System Facts

  • The South Dakota Board of Regents' system manages six public universities, the school for the deaf, and the school for the blind and visually impaired.
  • Off-campus public higher education centers also are located at Rapid City, Pierre, and Sioux Falls.  
  • The public university system serves 36,662 students (headcount enrollment) per year in credit-based courses, and produces about 6,700 graduates per year.
  • The public university system serves 26,634 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, a measurement based on total credit hours generated by all students within the system.
  • 63 percent of the students enrolled at South Dakota public universities are from South Dakota, and about 71 percent of those students remain in South Dakota after graduation.
  • 64 percent of students in South Dakota's system are seeking bachelor's degrees, and 20 percent are non-degree seeking.
  • Students of color make up about 16 percent of the enrollment.
  • Approximately 27 percent of the system's students are 24 or older.
  • The system employs an equivalent of about 5,100 full-time employees.
  • 76 percent of the system's faculty members hold a terminal degree in their field.
  • More than 700 degree programs are offered at South Dakota public universities.  
(updated March 2018)