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 36,439 students (headcount enrollment) per year in credit-based courses, and produces about 7,000 graduates per year.
  • The public university system serves 26,684 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, a measurement based on total credit hours generated by all students within the system.
  • 64 percent of the students enrolled at South Dakota public universities are from South Dakota, and 73 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 18 percent are non-degree seeking.
  • Students of color make up about 15 percent of the enrollment.
  • Approximately 31 percent of the system's students are 24 or older.
  • The system employs an equivalent of about 4,800 full-time employees, along with approximately 900 graduate assistants and student employees.
  • 78 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 September 2015)