USD Reaches Enrollment High Since 2018

USD has reached a near record-breaking high of incoming student enrollment this fall at an overall increase of 5.5%. This increase is only slightly higher than that of last year; however, it is the second largest main campus class in university history, right behind the No. 1 class enrollment of 2018.  USD-Sioux Falls saw an […]

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The Future of Enrollment and Housing at USD

As the 2022 academic year wraps, USD has seen continued heavy enrollment trends coupled with limited housing options both on and off campus. Mark Petty, the Dean of Enrollment at USD, expects another increase in freshman enrollment similar to Fall 2022. “We’re pretty optimistic that our freshman class will be larger than it was last […]

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SGA passes resolution to encourage time off for voting

The USD Student Government Association (SGA) hosted Jessica Preister and Jared Heiden of university financial services at this Tuesday’s meeting. SGA also passed a resolution encouraging the South Dakota Board of Regents to cancel classes on future federal election days and introduced a resolution regarding the Green Initiative Fund. Preister, Assistant VP at USD Financial […]

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USD sets record retention rate, sees slight decline in new enrollment

USD saw growth in new graduate student enrollment and a record number of returning students, in addition to a small decline in total new student enrollment this semester. Total enrollment declined by 4.6%. Part-time students declined by 9.2% while full-time students declined by 1.9%. This means that USD’s core student population was largely unchanged. This […]

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USD President discusses five-year plan at university address

At the State of the University Address on Sept. 24, USD President Sheila Gestring outlined the university’s strategic plan to improve USD over the next five years. She also brought up the state of enrollment at USD and announced new plans for Julian Hall. During the 2019-2020 academic year, a committee of 42 faculty and […]

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ASAP gets future yotes excited for arts and sciences

The Arts and Sciences Ambassador Program (ASAP) gives current USD students the opportunity to bring future Coyotes to USD. ASAP is an organization that prepares incoming Coyotes who have an interest in USD’s College of Arts and Sciences. ASAP is an ambassador program created by Derek Zomer, the Enrollment Advisor, to recruit students to join […]

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Gaining perspective on a growing Spanish department

The Spanish department is the largest secondary language program offered at USD. As the demand for the education of Spanish grows, the department also grows, becoming more expansive and diverse.  Rob Turner has been the Interim Chair of the Spanish Department for the last year. Turner said the professors in the Spanish department come from […]

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