SD Board of Regents
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Pierre, SD 57501
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State Legislative Resources

NEXT UP: 91st session of the South Dakota Legislature
January 12-March 29, 2016

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Legislative Updates:

The regents' executive director coordinates preparation and submission of legislative bills authorized by the board; monitors the progress of legislation affecting higher education; provides reports to the board, the presidents, and superintendents; and presents testimony - as authorized by the Board of Regents - on legislation that affects the public higher education system.

Higher Education Policy in the News:


April 2, 2015 -- The South Dakota Board of Regents Thursday approved tuition and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. The impact to students in the public university system is an average cost increase of $455.76 per year, or 5.8 percen


December 4, 2014 -- Collaboration among four public universities in South Dakota will create a new master of education degree in principal preparation. Approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents, the new degree program incorporates nationally recognized best practices for training future principals and administrators in South Dakota K-12 schools.


December 3, 2014 -- With the help of modern software technology, the South Dakota Board of Regents has created a set of interactive dashboards to help make key data points about public higher education more understandable and useful to the public and policymakers.


December 3, 2014 -- The latest South Dakota Board of Regents’ study on placement of its college graduates finds that a “robust majority” of students remain in South Dakota following completion of a public university degree.

2015 Board of Regents' News Releases

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