School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of Black Hills State University and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
Address1200 University St, Spearfish, SD 57799-9500
Admission Information
Online Application
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School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (smaller programs)
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of Black Hills State University is 97.25% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 33.63%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $35 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate97.25 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)33.63 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35

Tuition & Fees

BHSU's 2023 tuition & fees is $9,000 for South Dakota residents and $12,100 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition increased by 0.68% compared to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($12,018).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $8,916 for South Dakota residents and $15,849 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition is not changed and same to the last year's rate.
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,000$12,100
Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,916$15,849
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 3,539 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 1,356 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. BHSU has 3,346 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 193 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students3,539
Undergraduate Students3,346
Graduate Students193
Online Enrollment1,356

Degree Information and Campus Life

BHSU offers 89 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 11 out of the 89 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by BHSU
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServiceLearning opportunities
Number of programs89 Programs
Number of online programs11 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification

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