"One of our goals is to make public higher education more convenient and accessible to South Dakota citizens," Regents President Harvey C. Jewett said. "Distance delivery offers options for people who don't live near a university campus, or for those with work, family, or personal considerations."
A majority (53 percent) of the students enrolled in distance delivery in spring 2005 were located off campus. But Jewett said a surprisingly large percentage � 47 percent � was taking distance-delivered coursework while actually enrolled in classes on campus.
"This just shows that distance delivery is meeting the varied needs of today's busy college students," he said.