University Center in Sioux Falls changing name, focus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The University Center in Sioux Falls in changing its name and its focus in order to attract more students.

The center will be rebranded to the Community College for Sioux Falls, offering two-year courses. More than 3,800 students were enrolled when the center opened in 2010. But, last fall enrollment had dropped to about 1,100 students.

Vice President and Dean Carmen Simone says the school will now target students who want to earn a two-year associates degrees. KELO-TV says the college will also work closely with local business to provide hands-on training.