The Board of Regents in South Dakota, whose members are appointed by the governor, controls the state's six public universities. The South Dakota State University (SDSU) in
Brookings is the state's largest university with a total of 12,831 participants. The University of South Dakota (USD), in Vermillion, is the state's oldest university and has
South Dakota's only law school and medical faculty. South Dakota also has several private universities, the largest being Augustana College in Sioux Falls.