- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Fall enrollment at the state’s six public universities has remained flat compared to last year.

The South Dakota Board of Regents said Wednesday that headcount enrollment is at 36,531, up 92 students from 36,439 last year.

The number of full-time equivalent students decreased by roughly 84 students to about 26,600. The number of full-time equivalent students is based on total credit hours generated by all students within the university system.

Mike Rush, the regents’ executive director and CEO, says the board remains committed to increasing the number of students with higher education. He says the attention on growing enrollments is important for South Dakota’s economic well-being.

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