Graduate Programs Overview

Black Hills State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Spearfish, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,384 for South Dakota residents and $8,384 for other students in average.

It offers twenty-six graduate programs: 8 Master's, 12 Doctorate, 6 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 67 students have been conferred Master's degree and 49 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameBlack Hills State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1200 University St, Spearfish, SD
Graduate School Students174 students
147 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,384
Out-of-State$8,384
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 26 Graduate Programs
8 Master's, 6 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $8,384 and $8,384 for non-South Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $466.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$8,384$8,384
Cost per Credit$466$466
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$7,200 (On-Campus) / $7,200 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,500 (On-Campus) / $4,500 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$21,284$21,284
Off-Campus Total$21,284$21,284
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$7,956$7,997$8,116$8,384$8,384
Out-of-State$7,956$7,997$8,116$8,384$8,384

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Black Hills State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 54 major areas - 7 Master's (5 online programs), 5 Post-Bachelor'. 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
Total6749--
Men2423--
Women4326--
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.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Education
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Education
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Business
Education
Engineering Technology
English Language And Literature
Business
Visual And Performing Arts
History
Social Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Communication and Journalism
Education
Business
Education
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Engineering Technology
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Education
English Language And Literature
Education
Business
Education

Graduate Student Population

Total 3,858 students enrolled in Black Hills State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 174 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 61 male and 113 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 23 full-time and 151 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 147 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 2 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total174
Men Students61
Women Students113
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total174
Full-time Students23
Part-time Students151
By race/ethnicity 122 White, 6 Black, and 0 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
Total174
American Indian /
Native American
2
Black6
Hispanic7
White122
Two or more races5
Un-Known28
1 students are younger than 22 and 42 students are older than 65. The school has 72 students aged between 22 and 30 and 59 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total174
21 & Under1
22-2431
25-2941
30-3431
35-3928
40 & Over42
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, 147 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 2 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment174
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses147
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses2
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses25
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses147
South Dakota Resident83
Other State In U.S.51
Outside of U.S.0


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