SD Board of Regents University Analysis

The South Dakota Board of Regents is taking steps to ensure the state’s public universities capitalize on enrollment opportunities and supply the workforce of tomorrow.


This week, the BOR system requested the development of a strategic framework to identify future opportunities and vulnerabilities of its six universities. The report will identify potential methods to manage and analyze South Dakota’s public universities’ financial and programmatic sustainability, ensuring continued institutional health in the years to come.


The partnering organization will thoroughly understand current higher education trends and provide detailed analysis and enrollment forecasting by college, department, and program level to optimize future operations of the six BOR institutions. Each BOR university has unique goals and specializations, and this analysis will help capitalize on those characteristics and provide direction to inform the management of each campus and implementation of strategic programming plans.