Currently, South Dakota has around 45 percent of its residents with post-secondary degrees. The reasoning behind this goal is the projection that by 2020 at least 65 percent of the jobs in South Dakota will require a post-secondary degree. In the past few years, South Dakota has tried to made it cheaper to obtain a degree by reducing the number of credit hours necessary. The number of degrees and minors offered also changes according to relevance, older degrees eliminated and newer degrees added.
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