Black Hills State University
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graduate tuition & fees
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Black Hills State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Spearfish, South Dakota. BHSU ranked 4th in South Dakota Colleges and 4th in Federal Region VIII.
It has a total enrollment of 3,539 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (smaller programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. BHSU's acceptance rate is 97.25% last year (undergraduate school).
Black Hills State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
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.
|Address||1200 University St, Spearfish, SD 57799-9500|
|Net Price Calculator||https://form.bhsu.edu/BH_TuitionCalc/TuitionCalculator.aspx|
|School Type||Public, 4 years|
|Carnegie Category||Master's College and University (smaller programs)|
|Highest Degree Offered||Master'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 Rate||97.25 %|
|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 Residents||Out-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)
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.
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
|Number of programs||89 Programs|
|Number of online programs||11 Programs|
|Offered Degrees/Programs||1 Year Certificate|
|Academic/career counseling service||✔|
|Placement services for completers||✔|
|On-campus day care for students||✗|
|Distance Learning (online classes)||✔|