SDBOR Graduate Production Dashboard
Graduate production is both a fundamental task of the public university system and an economic imperative for the state of South Dakota. This dashboard summarizes graduate production data from the public university system over the five most recent years. Data are reported at the degree major (or degree minor) level, meaning that students are counted once for every major (or minor) they complete. Data views can be customized using any combination of available filters and parameter controls.
Based on these data, several key observations can be made:
- More than 33,000 degree majors have been awarded by the regental system over the last five years.
- The university system awarded 3.1 percent fewer degree majors in FY2017 (6,690) than in FY2016 (6,903).
- Across all degree levels, nursing (3,311) has been the most popular major in the regental system over the last five years, followed by psychology (1,113), elementary education (1,018) and general studies (955).
Source: Regents Information Systems
Notes: The “CIP” codes used in this dashboard refer to the (2010) Classification of Instructional Programs framework used by the National Center for Education Statistics to categorize academic programs. All regental majors and minors are linked to a federal CIP code. These codes are useful when comparing SDBOR graduate numbers to those of other universities or university systems.