Black Hills State University

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General Information

Admission Office

University Street Box 9502

Spearfish, SD 57799-9502

(605) 642-6343

(800) 255-2478

Fax: (605) 642-6022



Contact: Beth Azevedo

Director of Admissions
Main Address

University Street Box 9502

Spearfish, SD 57799-9502

(605) 642-6011

www.bhsu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,687

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 583

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,139

Graduate enrollment: 330

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 95%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 56%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Native American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Human Resources Management B
Marketing Management B
Office Management B
Travel/Tourism Management A,B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Teacher Assistance A
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A
Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Facilities Administration B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physical Sciences – General B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Black Hills State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(800) 255-2478
Website:www.bhsu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm?inst=bhsu
Address:1200 University St, Spearfish, SD 57799-9500
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,244
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):31%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,372 (56% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,004
Out-of-state Tuition:$10,920
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,183

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Black Hills State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Black Hills State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2162
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs12
Construction Trades1
Education21173
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields221
English Language and Literature/Letters12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
History11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4
Physical Sciences3
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences13
Visual and Performing Arts33
Grand total156507

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Black Hills State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services112
Education3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Grand total136

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Black Hills State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,004
Out-of-state$10,920
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,956
Out-of-state$7,956

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid45592%
Grant or scholarship aid35371%$4,183
Student loan aid34469%$6,867

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,82147%$4,617
Federal student loans1,87548%$6,517

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Black Hills State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Black Hills State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,611615996
Percent admitted100%79%80%
Percent admitted who enrolled35%32%37%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Black Hills State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,244
Undergraduate enrollment3,812
Graduate enrollment432

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Black Hills State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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