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Black Hills State University Student Outcomes

Spearfish, South Dakota

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Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
35% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for Black Hills State University
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 13% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 25% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 28% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Black Hills State University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Black Hills State University is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.

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Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$38,800 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending Black Hills State University
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $31,000 per year
after 7 years $32,700 per year
after 8 years $35,600 per year
after 9 years $36,000 per year
after 10 years $38,800 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Black Hills State University students who are working and no longer in school is $38,800, which is 13% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

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Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
$25,478
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans
49%

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$263 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
62% vs. 47% national average

If you are having trouble affording your Black Hills State University student loan debt, explore your options.

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