13 In 2019, 374 students graduated from NSU, and 13,453 alumni currently live and work in the State of South Dakota. Thanks to partnerships with local employers, an intentional pipeline to the jobs that exist, and a strong demand for talent and graduates at local businesses big and small, 65.7% of NSU graduates plant their roots in South Dakota. The direct impact of the total average wage earned by undergraduate and graduate alumni of NSU on the economy over a 40-year career totals $35.6 billion and supports 236,785 jobs. The earnings of 13,453 alumni from NSU over the course of their 40-year careers will total $35.6 billion, support and sustain a cumulative total of 236,785 jobs, and generate $1.6 billion in fiscal impacts at the local and state level. NSU Alumni