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Black Hills State University

Spearfish, South Dakota

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Overview

Student Population
4,035
Black Hills State University overview
Location Spearfish, South Dakota
Online bhsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Black Hills State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Spearfish, South Dakota, Black Hills State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,129 prospective students applied, and 1,787 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 521 enrolled in the school.  2,062 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,973 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $9,009 plus fees of $0. Black Hills State University is ranked 991 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

3/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
3/10
Outcomes
1/10
Value

Black Hills State University is rated within the lower 26% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Black Hills State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy
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SAT 970/1170
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.22
Applications Accepted
83.9% 
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Applications Due Jul 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Dakota Resident Tuition
$9,009
In State Costs for Black Hills State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,142
Budget for Other Expenses$4,500
Total One Year Cost$21,851
Out of State Resident Tuition
$12,155
Out of State Costs for Black Hills State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,142
Budget for Other Expenses$4,500
Total One Year Cost$24,997

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$38,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
28% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Black Hills State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 21%
Business 18%
Social Sciences 10%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219046 IPEDS survey data for Black Hills State University.

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