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Board of Regents Releases Fall Enrollment for 2020





             

 

 

 

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:  Wednesday, September 23, 2020

 

Board of Regents Releases Fall Enrollment for 2020

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities is down about 2.8 percent in headcount and full-time equivalent students, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today.

 

The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students for the Fall 2020 term—based on total credit hours generated by all students within the regents’ system—was down by 718 students to a total of 24,586. Total headcount at the six public universities was 33,566, a decline of 2.76 percent or 954 students over last year.

 

“Across the country, these are challenging and uncertain times for public higher education,” said Brian L. Maher, the regents’ executive director and CEO. “Our universities prepared for the likelihood that the pandemic would impact fall enrollments, so a reduction of about 700 full-time students was not unexpected. We are pleased that so many students and their families are placing a priority on a university education in these exceptional times. We offer a special thanks to our faculty and staff for their dedication, support, and willingness to adapt.”

 

South Dakota Public University System: Fall 2020 Enrollments

 

Headcount

 

Full-time Equivalent

 

Fall

2019

Fall 2020

Enrollment Difference

Percentage Difference

 

Fall

2019

 

Fall

 2020

Enrollment Difference

Percentage Difference

Institution

 

BHSU

3,858

3,608

-250

-6.48

 

2,520.5

2,357.0

-163.5

-6.49

DSU

3,268

3,186

-82

-2.51

 

2,062.9

2,045.8

-17.1

-0.83

NSU

3,427

3,431

                                  4

0.12

 

1,817.2

1,769.8

-47.4

-2.61

SDSMT

2,529

2,477

-52

-2.06

 

2,156.4

2,039.9

-116.5

-5.40

SDSU

11,518

11,405

-113

-0.98

 

9,402.7

9,248.5

-154.2

-1.64

USD

9,920

9,459

-461

-4.64

 

7,344.3

7,125.0

-219.3

-2.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

34,520

33,566

-954

-2.76

 

25,304.1

24,586.1

-718.0

-2.84

 

 

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 1999-2020

 

 

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

2020

36,662

35,737

34,520

33,566

0.36%

-2.52%

-3.41%

-2.76%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                            


















South Dakota Public University System

Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment 1999-2020

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

2020

26,634

26,093

25,304

24,586

0.13%

-2.03%

-3.02%

-2.84%


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