Home
About
Agencies
Agency RSS
Agency
Listservs
Archives
Multimedia
Subscribe
Contact

Board of Regents Release Fall Enrollment for 2018





             

 

 

 

News Release

Contacts: Janelle Toman, Director of Communications

janelle.toman@sdbor.edu

Tracy Mercer, Information Research Analyst

tracy.mercer@sdbor.edu

 

Telephone: (605) 773-3455

Fax: (605) 773-5320

www.sdbor.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

Board of Regents Release Fall Enrollment for 2018

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities is down about 2 percent in full-time equivalent students, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today.

 

The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students for the Fall 2018 term—based on total credit hours generated by all students within the regents’ system—was down by 540.8 students to a total of 26,092.9. Total headcount at the six public universities was 35,737, a decline of 2.5 percent or 925 students over last year.

 

In contrast to these system enrollment trends, Dakota State University at Madison reported growth in both its headcount (2.27 percent) and FTE (2.42 percent). The University of South Dakota at Vermillion also grew its FTE count by 23 students.

 

“In a strong economy, potential students often choose work over education, particularly if they simply do not have the sources of money and support they need,” said Paul B. Beran, the regents’ executive director and CEO. “Many of our students struggle with the costs of a college education. That’s why we are developing plans to present to the Governor and legislature for scholarship and need-based financial aid support that will make higher education a reality for more students.”

 

 

South Dakota Public University System: Fall 2018 Enrollments

 

Headcount

 

Full-time Equivalent

 

Fall

2017

Fall 2018

Enrollment Difference

Percentage Difference

 

Fall

2017

 

Fall

 2018

Enrollment Difference

Percentage Difference

Institution

 

BHSU

4,178

4,035

-143

-3.42%

 

2,806.0

2,646.1

-159.9

-5.70%

DSU

3,307

3,382

75

2.27%

 

1,989.1

2,037.3

48.2

2.42%

NSU

3,611

3,493

-118

-3.27%

 

1,930.5

1,913.2

-17.3

-0.90%

SDSMT

2,778

2,654

-124

-4.46%

 

2,326.7

2,197.4

-129.3

-5.56%

SDSU

12,527

12,107

-420

-3.35%

 

10,108.0

9,802.4

-305.6

-3.02%

USD

10,261

10,066

-195

-1.90%

 

7,473.4

7,496.5

23.1

0.31%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

36,662

35,737

-925

-2.52%

 

26,633.7

26,092.9

-540.8

-2.03%

 

 

 

The historical trend of headcount and FTE enrollment in South Dakota’s public university system, dating back to 1997, is shown in the following charts:

 

South Dakota Public University System

Headcount Enrollment 1997-2018

Fall Term

System

% Change

1997

25,719

 

1998

26,560

3.27%

1999

26,616

0.21%

2000

27,134

1.95%

2001

28,446

4.84%

2002

29,533

3.82%

2003

29,716

0.62%

2004

29,844

0.43%

2005

30,720

2.94%

2006

30,901

0.59%

2007

32,148

4.04%

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

32,943
33,779

36,440

36,103

36,430

36,365

36,532

36,439

2.47%
2.54%

7.88%

-0.92%

0.91%

-0.18%

0.46%

-0.25%

2016

36,531

0.25%

2017

2018

36,662

35,737

0.36%

-2.52%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                            











South Dakota Public University System

Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment 1997-2018


Fall Term

System

% Change

1997

21,714

 

1998

21,917

0.93%

1999

21,606

-1.42%

2000

21,616

0.04%

2001

22,339

3.35%

2002

23,008

3.00%

2003

23,605

2.59%

2004

23,534

-0.30%

2005

24,089

2.36%

2006

24,144

0.23%

2007

24,512

1.52%

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

24.926
25,468

26,625

26,720

26,468

26,782

26,737

26,684

1.69%
2.17%

4.54%

0.35%

-0.94%

1.18%

-0.17%

-0.20%

2016

26,600

-0.32%

2017

2018

26,634

26,093

0.13%

-2.03%