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Study Tracks Placement of South Dakota Public University Graduates
A new study shows that about 70 percent of South Dakota resident students who attend one of the state’s six public universities will remain here after college graduation to either work or to pursue additional postsecondary education.
South Dakota Reverses ‘Brain Drain; State is a Net Importer of College Students
It is a common perception that South Dakota suffers from a “brain drain” of students leaving the state to attend college elsewhere. A new study presented to the South Dakota Board of Regents this week refutes that belief.
‘Select Dakota’ Website Links College and Workforce Initiatives
A new web portal aimed at aligning college preparation efforts with South Dakota workforce initiatives has debuted online.
Regents Honor Student Organizations
Student organizations from Black Hills State University and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology were recognized for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work by the South Dakota Board of Regents.
School of Mines to Offer Graduate Degree in Mining Engineering;
New Sustainability Degree Approved for USD
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will soon offer a master’s degree in mining engineering to support the region’s growing need for mining engineers and to complement a strong undergraduate degree program.
Knowlton Recognized by the Board of Regents
The South Dakota Board of Regents honored departing President Douglas Knowlton of Dakota State University with a board resolution and gifts. Knowlton will leave the South Dakota public university system in February 2012, after eight years as Dakota State’s president, to become the vice chancellor for academic and student affairs with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.