Graduate Program Overview

Black Hills State University is a four-years, public school located in Spearfish, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $8,916 for South Dakota residents and $15,849 for out-of-state students. It offers thirteen (13) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameBlack Hills State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1200 University St, Spearfish, SD
Graduate School Students195 students
103 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$8,916
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 13 Graduate Programs
8 Master's, 5 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Black Hills State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For South Dakota residents, the tuition & fees are $8,916 and $15,849 for non-South Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $470 for South Dakota residents and $622 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$470$622
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$7,400 (On-Campus) / $7,400 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,500 (On-Campus) / $4,500 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$22,016$28,949
Off-Campus Total$22,016$28,949
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Black Hills State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 13 major areas - 8 Master's (6 online programs), 5 Post-Bachelor'. 72 students have been conferred Master's degree and 39 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Engineering Technology
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Communication and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Graduate Student Population

Total 3,608 students enrolled in Black Hills State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 195 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 63 male and 132 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 40 full-time and 155 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 103 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 31 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students63
Women Students132
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students40
Part-time Students155
By race/ethnicity 143 White, 2 Black, and 1 Asian students are attending at Black Hills State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Two or more races4
2 students are younger than 22 and 61 students are older than 65. The school has 81 students aged between 22 and 30 and 49 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under2
40 & Over61
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Black Hills State University, 103 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 31 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment193
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses103
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses31
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses59
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses103
South Dakota Resident50
Other State In U.S.52
Outside of U.S.1

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