Colleges and universities in rural areas face mounting challenges.

In rural areas, colleges and universities are deeply connected to economic growth, business development and quality of life. Higher education must rise to a variety of challenges–from satisfying constituencies to designing academic programs, maintaining enrollment and cultivating donors. Paulsen understands how colleges and universities help drive rural America.


Bolstering the Reputation of SDSU’s Dairy Production Program

Paulsen helped South Dakota State University's Dairy Production Program grow in both reputation and student enrollment.

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University of South Dakota

Sharing Stories of Success and Achievement

Behind the scenes, colleges and universities are key players in groundbreaking public and private sector programs and research projects.

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Why Is College Enrollment Dropping in Rural Areas?

Fewer students from rural areas are attending college and this presents a real challenge for universities. What can colleges in rural areas do?

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