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Total Enrollment 51,174
Undergraduate 44,123
Graduate 7,051
Men 22,538
Women 28,636

Student Population at South Dakota Colleges

At South Dakota colleges, there are 51,174 students including 44,123 undergraduate and 7,051 graduate schools students in total for academic year 2020-2021. By attending status, there are 31,424 full-time and 19,750 part-time students with gender distribution of 22,538 male and 28,636 female students.

Enrollment By Gender

South Dakota colleges have a total enrollment of 51,174 with a gender distribution of 44.04% male and 55.96% female students for academic year 2020-2021.
Student Population By Gender
South Dakota Colleges and Universities
TotalMaleFemale
Total51,17422,53828,636
Undergraduate44,12319,47924,644
Graduate7,0513,0593,992
Full-time31,42414,86216,562
Part-time19,7507,67612,074
[Chart] Student Population by Gender - South Dakota Colleges

Enrollment by Attendance Status

South Dakota colleges have a total of 31,424 full-time students and 19,750 part-time students. In undergraduate schools, 28,663 students are attending classes with full-time status and 15,460 are part-time students. In graduate school, 2,761 students are full-time and 4,290 students are attending schools with part-time status.
Student Population By Attendance Status
South Dakota Colleges and Universities
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total51,17431,42419,750
Undergraduate44,12328,66315,460
Graduate7,0512,7614,290
[Chart] Student Population by Student Status - South Dakota Colleges

Online Class (Distance Learning) Enrollment

For South Dakota colleges, 15,122 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 17,082 students are enrolled in some online courses/degree programs out of total 51,174 students. In undergraduate schools, 27,534 students enrolled in online courses and 4,670 students took at least one online graduate course.
Distance Learning Enrollment (2020-2021)
South Dakota Colleges and Universities
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total Students51,17444,1237,051
Online Exclusively15,12211,6423,480
In Some Online Classes17,08215,8921,190
Not In Online Classes18,97016,5892,381
[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 40,362 Caucasian, 1,566 Black/African American, 745 Asian, and 2,046 Hispanic students in South Dakota colleges.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity on
South Dakota Colleges
TotalMenWomen
Total51,17422,53828,636
American Indian/Native American2,5497931,756
Asian745328417
Black/African American1,566900666
Hispanic2,0469411,105
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islnader855431
White40,36217,60022,762
Two More1,407631776
Un-Known1,058488570
[Chart] South Dakota Colleges Race/Ethnicity Distribution