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South Dakota Gains Ground as Net Importer of College Students
A new study shows that South Dakota continues to import more college freshmen
than it sends to colleges in other states and is, in fact, gaining ground on this exchange.
Student Organizations from BHSU, SDSM&T Earn Recognition
Student organizations from Black Hills State University and South Dakota
School of Mines and Technology have been recognized by the South Dakota Board of Regents
for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work.
More Certificate Options Developed for Concentrated Study
Six new certificate programs at South Dakota public universities have been
approved, offering students a pathway to develop specialized expertise or seek career
More Public University Graduates Stay in South Dakota
More South Dakota public university graduates than ever before end up
staying in the state for work or further education, a new study shows.
School of Mines to Offer Applied Biological Sciences Degree
The South Dakota Board of Regents Wednesday authorized a new
bachelor’s degree in applied biological sciences to be offered at the South Dakota School of
Mines and Technology.
New Sustainability Degree at Black Hills State University Responds to a Changing Workforce
Starting next fall, Black Hills State University will begin offering a
graduate degree in sustainability aimed at preparing a highly-skilled workforce for the
energy/communications, construction, and manufacturing industries in South Dakota.
Funding Last Step for Ph.D. Degree in Physics
With action by the South Dakota Board of Regents to approve a
new Ph.D. degree in physics, all that remains to make the degree a reality is to secure funding for
the program from the 2013 legislature.