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Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s public universities

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October 7, 2021

The number of students at South Dakota’s public universities is mostly unchanged from year, according to a report from the Board of Regents.

According to the report, enrollment was down about 121 students, a decline of .35 percent. The total number of students at the six public universities was 33,445.

“Enrollments are substantially flat and that is about what we expected, since we still see impacts from the ongoing pandemic,” said Brian L. Maher, the regents’ executive director and CEO.

The number of full-time equivalent student for the Fall 2021 term—based on total credit hours generated by all students within the regents’ system—was 23,964, a decline of 2.53 percent or 621 students over last year.