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Total Enrollment 52,259
Undergraduate 45,464
Graduate 6,795
Men 23,398
Women 28,861

Student Population at South Dakota Colleges

At South Dakota colleges, there are 52,259 students including 45,464 undergraduate and 6,795 graduate schools students in total for academic year 2020-2021. By attending status, there are 32,320 full-time and 19,939 part-time students with gender distribution of 23,398 male and 28,861 female students.

Enrollment By Gender

South Dakota colleges have a total enrollment of 52,259 with a gender distribution of 44.77% male and 55.23% female students for academic year 2020-2021.
Student Population By Gender
South Dakota Colleges and Universities
TotalMaleFemale
Total52,25923,39828,861
Undergraduate45,46420,37225,092
Graduate6,7953,0263,769
Full-time32,32015,54416,776
Part-time19,9397,85412,085
[Chart] Student Population by Gender - South Dakota Colleges

Enrollment by Attendance Status

South Dakota colleges have a total of 32,320 full-time students and 19,939 part-time students. In undergraduate schools, 29,780 students are attending classes with full-time status and 15,684 are part-time students. In graduate school, 2,540 students are full-time and 4,255 students are attending schools with part-time status.
Student Population By Attendance Status
South Dakota Colleges and Universities
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total52,25932,32019,939
Undergraduate45,46429,78015,684
Graduate6,7952,5404,255
[Chart] Student Population by Student Status - South Dakota Colleges

Online Class (Distance Learning) Enrollment

For South Dakota colleges, 12,741 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 9,984 students are enrolled in some online courses/degree programs out of total 52,259 students. In undergraduate schools, 18,793 students enrolled in online courses and 3,932 students took at least one online graduate course.
Distance Learning Enrollment (2020-2021)
South Dakota Colleges and Universities
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total Students52,25945,4646,795
Online Exclusively12,7419,8882,853
In Some Online Classes9,9848,9051,079
Not In Online Classes29,53426,6712,863
[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 41,125 Caucasian, 1,688 Black/African American, 722 Asian, and 1,901 Hispanic students in South Dakota colleges.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity on
South Dakota Colleges
TotalMenWomen
Total52,25923,39828,861
American Indian/Native American2,7739131,860
Asian722327395
Black/African American1,688932756
Hispanic1,9018601,041
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islnader744727
White41,12518,24822,877
Two More1,373624749
Un-Known888431457
[Chart] South Dakota Colleges Race/Ethnicity Distribution