Home
About
Agencies
Agency RSS
Agency
Listservs
Archives
Multimedia
Subscribe
Contact

Board of Regents Releases Fall Enrollment for 2019





             

 

 

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:  Friday, September 27, 2019

 

Board of Regents Releases Fall Enrollment for 2019

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities is down 3 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 2019 term—based on total credit hours generated by all students within the regents’ system—was down by 789.1 students to a total of 25,303.8. Total headcount at the six public universities was 34,520, a decline of 3.4 percent or 1,217 students over last year.

 

In contrast to these system enrollment trends, Dakota State University at Madison reported growth of 1.26 percent in its full-time equivalent students.

 

“South Dakota’s unemployment rate remains low, and we have a strong job market. That results in some students choosing work over education, especially if they struggle to find the financial resources to attend college,” said Paul B. Beran, the regents’ executive director and CEO. “South Dakota lacks a stable source of state-level, need-based financial aid. In our work with the Governor and state legislators, we’ll continue to stress that such support is critical to make higher education a reality for more students.”

 

South Dakota Public University System: Fall 2019 Enrollments

 

Headcount

 

Full-time Equivalent

 

Fall

2018

Fall 2019

Enrollment Difference

Percentage Difference

 

Fall

2018

 

Fall

 2019

Enrollment Difference

Percentage Difference

Institution

 

BHSU

4,035

3,858

-177

-4.39

 

2,646.1

2,520.1

-126.0

-4.76

DSU

3,382

3,268

-114

-3.37

 

2,037.3

2,062.9

25.6

1.26

NSU

3,493

3,427

              -66

-1.89

 

1,913.2

1,817.3

-95.9

-5.01

SDSMT

2,654

2,529

-125

-4.71

 

2,197.4

2,156.4

-41.0

-1.87

SDSU

12,107

11,518

-589

-4.86

 

9,802.4

9,402.8

-399.6

-4.08

USD

10,066

9,920

-146

-1.45

 

7,496.5

7,344.3

-152.2

-2.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

35,737

34,520

-1,217

-3.41

 

26,092.9

25,303.8

-789.1

-3.02

 

 

 

 

The historical trend of headcount and FTE enrollment in South Dakota’s public university system, dating back to 1999, is shown in the following charts:

 

South Dakota Public University System

Headcount Enrollment 1999-2019

Fall Term

System

% Change

1999

26,616

 

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

2019

36,662

35,737

34,520

0.36%

-2.52%

-3.41%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                            
















South Dakota Public University System

Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment 1999-2019

Fall Term

System

% Change

1999

21,606

 

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

2019

26,634

26,093

25,304

0.13%

-2.03%

-3.02%


-30-