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South Dakota Board of Regents' Institutions


Black Hills State University (BHSU)

BHSU is South Dakota's third largest comprehensive public university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, and technology. The 123-acre campus is located in Spearfish.  BHSU hosts the Center for American Indian Studies, Center for the Advancement of Math and Science Education, Center for Economic Education, Center for Business, Entrepreneurship, and Tourism, and the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity. BHSU also supports the underground classroom in the Sanford Underground Research Facility.

Dakota State University (DSU)

DSU is located in Madison. The university has a technology-centric focus with degrees in computer science and cyber operations, business and communications, digital media, health, mathematics, science, and education. Master's degrees are offered in computer science and in business and educational technology, while doctorate degrees are available in information systems and cyber security. The National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have designated DSU as a Center of Academic Excellence in the areas of cyber defense education, cyber defense research, cyber operations, and as a cyber-defense consultative regional resource center.

Northern State University (NSU)

NSU is located in Aberdeen. NSU offers associate and baccalaureate degree programs in the fine arts, liberal arts and sciences, education, business and international business, and technology. NSU also offers master's degree programs in education and banking with several more in process. Distance delivery technology is a core mission in all degree programs, especially in teacher preparation. NSU is home to the Center for Statewide E-Learning.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T or SD Mines)

SDSM&T is located in Rapid City. Founded in 1885, SDSM&T is committed to excellence in science and engineering academics and research, and to developing the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers.  SDSM&T has an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs.

South Dakota State University (SDSU)

SDSU is a public research university located in Brookings and is the state's largest and second-oldest university. A land-grant university and one of five U.S. Sun Grant institutions, SDSU is in step with its land-grant heritage and mission. SDSU has a special focus on academic programs in agriculture, engineering, nursing, pharmacy, and the liberal arts. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies SDSU as a research university with high research activity.

University of South Dakota (USD)

USD is the state's flagship liberal arts institution located in Vermillion. Established in 1862, USD has long been recognized as a leader in interdisciplinary research, creative activity and scholarship, student development, and diversity and inclusiveness. USD is home to South Dakota's only medical school and law school, and offers more than 200 undergraduate programs and 75 graduate programs. Along with a high Carnegie research classification, USD awards 50 percent of the graduate and first professional degrees in the regental system and has nationally ranked programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Fine Arts and Health Sciences, to prepare students for future success.

South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSBVI)

SDSBVI is located in Aberdeen and provides services to meet the educational needs of children who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind from birth through the age of 21.

South Dakota School for the Deaf (SDSD)

SDSD in Sioux Falls is a statewide education resource for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have cochlear implants. Programs include direct services to students, parents, and service providers; educational evaluations; and consultative services to school districts and educational cooperatives.


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