Academic Excellence

Achieve Excellence Through Transformative Education 

Barry H Dunn giving State of State address
  1. Attain academic excellence.
    1. Increase and sustain the number of accredited and certified programs.
    2. Develop and grow high-quality and distinct academic programs designed to meet the needs of diverse students and market demands.
    3. Increase programs offered which use a diversity of delivery methods, times (or scheduling) and locations.
    4. Promote active and innovative teaching, learning and advising practices.
    5. Incorporate and assess cross-curricular skills into academic and co-curricular endeavors.
  2. Affirm student success as a foundational University priority.
    1. Update the Student Success Model to more directly focus on high impact practices.
    2. Identify and address gaps and streamline facilities, technology and personnel to advance student-success efforts and outcomes.
    3. Ensure student success of underrepresented populations through the establishment and continuation of programming and initiatives focused on access.
  3. Increase recruitment, retention and graduation of professionally prepared global citizens.
    1. Achieve strategic enrollment targets by implementing the strategic enrollment management plan, that will include strategies for at-risk and diverse student success. 
    2. Develop and enhance key retention and persistence programs that facilitate the development of skills in intercultural engagement, global citizenry and international relationships.

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Record retention, domestic student enrollment stabilizes SDSU’s headcount

Figures released today by the South Dakota Board of Regents showed enrollment at South Dakota State University to be 11,405 students.

Zippia has ranked South Dakota State University as the best total package college in South Dakota

Zippia ranks SDSU as the best total package college in state

Zippia has ranked South Dakota State University as the best total package college in South Dakota.

“South Dakota State's affordable cost, student outcomes and good job prospects earned the university its top spot,” said Zippia’s Kathy Morris, who serves as its head of content.

SDSU MLS ranked No. 25

MLS program ranked No. 25

South Dakota State University’s medical laboratory science program was ranked No. 25 in the nation by Online Schools Report in its report on the best online clinical research degrees.