South Dakota universities show small enrollment increase this fall  (Audio)

September 21, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–Enrollment at the six state universities in South Dakota rose this fall.

Board of Regents Executive Director Brian Maher had the report….

Maher says they saw significant growth in one particular group…

Maher says the universities are reacting to student needs….

Total headcount this fall was reported at thirty-three thousand, six hundred ninety. Enrollment peaked at over thirty-six thousand six hundred in the fall of 2017.


Total headcount by campus and comparison to Fall 2021 headcount:

SDSU: 11,331 (-1.2%)

USD: 9,856 (+4.1%)

Black Hills State: 3,425 (-3.2%)

Northern State: 3,344 (+.1%)

Dakota State: 3,241 (+.7%)

SD School of Mines and Technology: 2,493 (+3.1%)