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Address1200 University St, Spearfish, SD 57799-9500
Phone800-255-2478
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School Typefour-years, public
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (smaller programs)
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Black Hills State University Campus, Spearfish, SD
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2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of Black Hills State University are $8,916 for in-state students and $12,018 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition and fees are $8,916 for in-state students and $15,849 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees for prospective students is $9,167 for South Dakota residents and $12,300 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2023 graduate school tuition & fees is $9,482 for South Dakota residents and $29,961 for out-of-state students.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$8,916$12,018
Graduate$8,916$15,849
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$9,167$12,300
Graduate$9,482$29,961
The estimation for 2022-2023 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

Key Stats for Prospective Students

The Acceptance rate at Black Hills State University is 97.25% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 33.63%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,060.
The average graduation rate is 42%. Total 3,539 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $40,500. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Special Education and Teaching program shows the highest salary with $38,600 after graduating. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 BHSU Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »97.25% Acceptance Rate / 33.63% Yield
Test Scores »1,060 SAT / 21 ACT
Graduation Rate »42%
Retention Rate61%(full-time), 44% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio5.88% (17 to 1)
Student Population »3,539 (3,346 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$4,981
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$40,500
Average Salary by Field of Study$25,500 - $38,600

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Black Hills State University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at BHSU
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy
Weekend/Evening CollegeYes
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
BHSU provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at BHSU
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenNo
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of BHSU. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 811. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $3,622.
BHSU Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity811


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