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The Students & Faculty

Fall 2017 Enrollment — 12,527

Fall 2017 enrollment showed 2,273 first-time freshmen enrolled for the fall semester, 43 percent of whom registered scores of 24 or higher on the ACT.

Enrollment by Level    
Undergraduate  10,73686%
 Graduate 1,38611%
 Professional 4053%
 Total 12,527100%
Gender    
 Female 6,66553%
 Male 5,86247%
 Total 12,527100%
Race/Ethnicity    
 Nonresident Alien 9107.30%
 Hispanic/Latino 2942.30%
 American Indian or Alaska Native 1331.10%
 Asian 1421.10%
 Black or African American 2532.00%
 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 70.10%
 White 10,47183.60%
 Two or More Races 2652.10%
 Race and ethnicity unknown 520.40%
 Total 12,527100%
Residency    
 South Dakota Residents 6,86655%
 Other states 4,75138%
 International  9107%
 Total 12,527100%
Enrollment Breakdown 1 — Fall 2017  
Academic Affairs 21,1639.30%
Agriculture and Biological Sciences2,41819.30%
Arts and Sciences 32,20017.60%
Education and Human Sciences1,41911.30%
Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering1,58112.60%
University College2822.20%
Nursing 41,47411.80%
Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions 56265.00%
Graduate School1,36410.90%
Total12,527100%
1 Unduplicated head count with multiple majors prorated 
2 Includes nondegree-seeking students  
3 Includes Master of Architecture  
4 Includes Doctor of Nursing Practice  
5 Includes Doctor of Pharmacy  
   
Student General Information  
Student : Faculty Ratio FY201619.3 : 1 
Graduate Student Assistants (Fall 2016)56 
Retention Rate (Fall 2016 bachelor’s cohort)77.20% 
   
Graduates — 2016-2017   
Associate degrees753.10%
Bachelor’s degrees1,90178.40%
Master’s degrees30612.60%
Doctor of Philosophy542.20%
Doctor of Pharmacy/Doctor of Nursing Practice903.70%
Total2,426100%
   
The Faculty & Staff  
Full-Time Equivalent Employees — 2017-2018  
Faculty718 
Administration63 
Professional625 
Support Staff673 
Total2,079 
   
Rank of Faculty (FTE) — Fall 2016  
Professor155 
Associate Professor101 
Assistant Professor169 
Instructor104 
Lecturer50 
Total579