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Total Enrollment 54,162
Undergraduate 46,558
Graduate 7,604
Men 24,146
Women 30,016

Student Population at South Dakota Colleges

At South Dakota colleges, there are 54,162 students including 46,558 undergraduate and 7,604 graduate schools students in total for academic year 2019-2020. By attending status, there are 33,177 full-time and 20,985 part-time students with gender distribution of24,146 male and 30,016 female students.

Enrollment By Gender

South Dakota colleges have a total enrollment of 54,162 with a gender distribution of 44.58% male and 55.42% female students for academic year 2019-2020.
Student Population By Gender
South Dakota Colleges and Universities
TotalMaleFemale
Total54,16224,14630,016
Undergraduate46,55820,80425,754
Graduate7,6043,3424,262
Full-time33,17716,00417,173
Part-time20,9858,14212,843
[Chart] Student Population by Gender - South Dakota Colleges

Enrollment by Attendance Status

South Dakota colleges have a total of 33,177 full-time students and 20,985 part-time students. In undergraduate schools, 30,396 students are attending classes with full-time status and 16,162 are part-time students. In graduate school, 2,781 students are full-time and 4,823 students are attending schools with part-time status.
Student Population By Attendance Status
South Dakota Colleges and Universities
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total54,16233,17720,985
Undergraduate46,55830,39616,162
Graduate7,6042,7814,823
[Chart] Student Population by Student Status - South Dakota Colleges

Online Class (Distance Learning) Enrollment

For South Dakota colleges, 12,827 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 9,907 students are enrolled in some online courses/degree programs out of total 54,162 students. In undergraduate schools, 18,225 students enrolled in online courses and 4,509 students took at least one online graduate course.
Distance Learning Enrollment (2019-2020)
South Dakota Colleges and Universities
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total Students54,16246,5587,604
Online Exclusively12,8279,3673,460
In Some Online Classes9,9078,8581,049
Not In Online Classes31,42828,3333,095
[Chart] South Dakota Colleges and Universities Online Class (Distance Learning) Enrollment

Race/Ethnicity Distribution

This section analyzes the student population by race/ethnicity at South Dakota colleges. There are 42,449 Caucasian, 2,051 Black/African American, 753 Asian, and 1,982 Hispanic students in South Dakota colleges.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity on
South Dakota Colleges
TotalMenWomen
Total54,16224,14630,016
American Indian/Native American2,8099071,902
Asian753344409
Black/African American2,0511,0351,016
Hispanic1,9829181,064
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islnader1026537
White42,44918,80123,648
Two More1,359602757
Un-Known817371446
[Chart] South Dakota Colleges Race/Ethnicity Distribution