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Enrollment at South Dakota's public universities is down this year. According to the South Dakota Board of Regents, enrollment is down 2.8 percent in headcount and full-time equivalent students for the fall semester. In total, schools are down 718 students for a total enrollment of 24,586. Total headcount enrollment at state universities is at its lowest point since 2008. Board of regents executive director and CEO Brian Maher says the decrease in enrollment was expected. The University of South Dakota saw its biggest drop in headcount down 461 while Northern is the only school that did not see a decline in enrollment.

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