Your Future is Here! South Dakota Board of Regents                                                                                October 14, 2011      

Regents Update is distributed following the South Dakota Board of Regents' regular business meeting. Click on the headline below for the full news release.

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Regents Recognize Outstanding Student Organizations at USD

Student organizations from The University of South Dakota were recognized for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

SDSU Gets Master’s Degree in Computer Science; USD Takes Accountancy Degree Online

The South Dakota Board of Regents approved a request from South Dakota State University to offer a master of computer science degree. In other action, the board also approved The University of South Dakota’s plans to deliver its master of public accountancy degree online.


Brandon Valley, Harrisburg School Districts Honored for Deaf Education Work

The South Dakota Board of Regents honored school districts from Brandon Valley and Harrisburg for their pioneering work with students from the South Dakota School for the Deaf.

Off-Campus Education Grows in South Dakota

A report on off-campus education presented to the South Dakota Board of Regents shows a strong five-year growth in enrollment and completions through distance education.

Public Universities Move to 120 Credit-Hour Bachelor’s Degree

Beginning next summer, South Dakota’s six public universities will move to a 120 credit-hour limit for most bachelor-degree programs and 60 credit hours for associate degrees.



Other News



Public University Headcount Numbers Decline Slightly; FTE Enrollment Up

After 13 straight years of setting records, headcount enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities was down slightly this fall, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced. Full-time equivalent enrollment, often considered to be a better measure of growth and retention within the higher education system, was up by nearly 100 students.


Higher Education Focus of Statewide Town Meetings
Members of the South Dakota Board of Regents will take to the road this fall for a series of town meetings statewide on public higher education.