Black Hills State University

Address:
1200 University St, Spearfish, SD 57799-9500
Phone:
605-642-6011
Website:
http://www.bhsu.edu
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About Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University is classified as a college or university with a small master’s program. Colleges and universities with a small master’s program typically award between 50 and 99 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. Fewer than 50% of students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within the education field. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate3,769
 Graduate307
 Total4,076
GenderFemale62%
 Male38%
Student Age% Under 2564%
 % 25 and Over36%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time63%
 % Part-time37%
Race/Ethnicity% White84.0%
 % Black0.7%
 % Asian0.7%
 % Latino1.7%
 % Native American3.6%
 % Race Unknown8.0%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyAdvertising
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal1,521
 % Admitted89%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled53%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Neither required nor recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT86%
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$20
 Graduate Application Fee$35
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,951
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,547
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid88%
 % Undergraduates with Loans69%
 % Undergraduates with Grants63%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,729
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,000
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Spearfish Area

Median Age35.2
Median Household Income$35,476
Total Population10,339
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.5% 52.5%
 Age 0-956.7%43.3%
 Age 10-1758.8%41.2%
 Age 18-2445.1%54.9%
 Age 25-2961.4%38.6%
 Age 30-3956.4%43.6%
 40+43.3%56.7%
Race/Ethnicity% White95.5%
 % Black0.1%
 % Asian1.0%
 % Latino0.6%
 % Native American2.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,729
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$446
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50083.5%79.5%12.0%
 $500 to $74916.5%17.2%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%0.0%16.5%
 Over $10000.0%3.2%0.0%
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