Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD

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Tuition & Fees

$9,009

$12,155

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,787
Declined 21
Total Received 1,808
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Public

3,745

undergraduate students

290

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Black Hills State is a public university. It was founded in 1883, became a four-year institution in 1924, and gained university status in 1989. Its 123-acre campus is located in Spearfish, 47 miles from Rapid City.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,035
Established in 1883
Coeducational Coeducational

124-acre campus in Spearfish (population: 11,609), 50 miles from Rapid City; branch campus at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City. Air and bus serve Rapid City.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Rapid City Regional

Black Hills State University
1200 University Street
Spearfish
57799-9500

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Committee
  • Student Government

Top Events

  • Swarm Days
  • Geek Speak
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20

Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,787
Declined 21
Total Received 1,808

Admissions Factors

Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,009
Room & board $7,142
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $4,500
Total $21,851
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Softball, Tennis, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Softball, Tennis, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
American Indian/Native American Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
General Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physical Sciences
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Rhetoric and Composition
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

4,035

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

3,745
students

Female
62%
2,326

Male
36%
1,356

9%

353
students

Female
83%
294

Male
17%
59

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

52%

1,944
students

Female
65%
1,245

Male
35%
699

48%

1,738
students

Female
63%
1,081

Male
37%
657

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 62%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

189

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

Not Reported

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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