Online 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 the academic year 2022-2023, the tuition & fees are $9,000 for South Dakota residents and $12,100 for other students on average.

It offers 89 degree programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 11 programs - 1 Associates, 2 Bachelors, 6 Masters.
Online Degrees / Programs Overview
School NameBlack Hills State University
Typefour-years, public
Address1200 University St, Spearfish, SD
Online Students1,356 Enrolled Online Exclusively
964 Enrolled in Some Online Courses
Undergraduate Tuition & FeesIn-State$9,000
Graduate Tuition & FeesIn-State$8,916
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Online Degree Programs
Total11 Programs
Associates1 Programs
Bachelors2 Programs
Masters6 Programs

2023 Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2022-2023 tuition & fees and costs trends over last 5 years at Black Hills State University . Each cost is an average amount over the all offered programs. For South Dakota residents, the tuition & fees are $9,000 and $12,100 for non-South Dakota residents. For graduate programs, the 2023 tuition & fees is $8,916 and $15,849 for out-of-state students.
The costs per credit hour for part-time students or overload credits of full-time students is $256 for South Dakota residents and $359 for out-of-state students for undergraduate programs. The costs per credit hour for graduate programs is $470 for South Dakota residents and $622 for out-of-state students.
Updated with 2022-2023 tuition (Last update: Feb. 27, 2023)
Tuition & feesCost Per Credit HourTuition Change Chart
Tuition Changes (2019-2023)
Undergraduate (In-State)$8,733$9,009$8,672$8,916$9,000
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$11,778$12,155$11,742$12,018$12,100
Graduate (In-State)$8,116$8,384$8,384$8,916$8,916
Graduate (Out-of-State)$8,116$8,384$8,384$15,849$15,849
Tuition Changes (2019-2023)
Undergraduate (In-State)$291$300$289$254$256
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$393$405$391$357$359
Graduate (In-State)$451$466$466$470$470
Graduate (Out-of-State)$451$466$466$622$622
Tuition & Fees Trends last 5 years

Online Programs By Area of Study

Black Hills State University offers 89 degree programs through Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Of that, 11 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 1 Associates, 2 Bachelors, 6 Masters. The following table summarizes the number of degree programs by degree types.
Total Number of Online Degree Programs
CertificateAssociatesBachelors MastersDoctorate Post-Graduate
Overall ProgramsNOT OFFERED854 8NOT OFFERED5
The next tables list each online program with offered degrees. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. It includes the completers through on-campus classes and hybrid on/offline classes as well as completely online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all online schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Distance Learning Program Student Population

At Black Hills State University, there are 3,539 students including in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. Of that, 2,320 students were attending classes through distance learning (1,356 students are enrolled exclusively and 964 are enrolled in some online courses).
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,539
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,356
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses964
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,219
By student location, out of a total of 1,356 enrolled exclusively in online courses, 999 South Dakota Residents were enrolled in online classes exclusively, 337 students living in the U.S. States other than South Dakota, and 20 non-U.S. students enrolled in online courses.
Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,356
South Dakota Resident999
Other State In U.S.337
Outside of U.S.20
Distance Learning Enrollment By Degree
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,356
Distance Learning Enrollment Undergraduate Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Undergraduate Online Courses1,253
Degree/Certificate Seeking222
Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking1,031

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