School Overview

Black Hills State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Spearfish, South Dakota. BHSU ranked 4th in South Dakota Colleges and 6th in Federal Region VIII.
It has a total enrollment of 3,608 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 16 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 97.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Black Hills State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
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

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Black Hills State University is 97.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 34.00%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $35 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate97.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)34.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35

Tuition & Fees

BHSU's 2022 tuition & fees is $9,000 for South Dakota residents and $12,100 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $8,916 for South Dakota residents and $15,849 for out-of-students.
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,000$12,100
Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,916$15,849
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 3,608 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 1,303 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. BHSU has 3,413 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 195 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students3,608
Undergraduate Students3,413
Graduate Students195
Online Enrollment1,303

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs83 Programs
Number of online programs7 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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