Black Hills State University in Spearfish

Spearfish, SD

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Overview

Black Hills State University offers 220-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 94%. The most popular test is SAT - 6% of students submitted it in comparison to 88% of students who submitted ACT. 33.7% are women, and 66.3% are men. 1% percents of international students. Black Hills State University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Black Hills State University is 13706$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $13117 and $19447 per year. 33% of full-time Black Hills State University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $34,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Black Hills State University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$13,706
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Black Hills State University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,178
$30,001 - $48,000$11,850
$48,001 - $75,000$14,585
$75,001 - $110,000$16,255
$110,001+$15,903

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 3361

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    11%

    Types of financial aids

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    1861 of Black Hills State University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 46 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Black Hills State University number 6 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Dakota.

    Students at Black Hills State University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    100%
    $6,062
    $30,001 - $48,000
    93.02%
    $5,268
    $48,001 - $75,000
    79.37%
    $2,438
    $75,001 - $110,000
    51.06%
    $1,278
    $110,001+
    45.45%
    $1,321

    Salary After Attending

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    $34,400

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Black Hills State University.

    ROTC

    ROTC - Army

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    33%
    BELOW AVERAGE

    Black Hills State University graduation rate is below the national average.

    33% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Black Hills State University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    3 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      94%

      In comparison to National Average

      Black Hills State University acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 81%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 13%.

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      94%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Black Hills State University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 26%.

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      94%
      ABOVE AVERAGE

      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      40%

      Total

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      36%

      Full time

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      4%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      63%

      Part-time retention rate

      41%

      The Black Hills State University full-time retention rate is 63% and part-time retention rate is 41%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Black Hills State University students submitting SAT scores

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      6%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1283 - 1583

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 430 - 500
      Math: 428 - 555
      Writing: 425 - 528

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Black Hills State University students submitting ACT scores

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      88%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      19 - 23

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 17 - 23
      Math: 17 - 24
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

      The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Black Hills State University is 19:1, that means that for every 19 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      19:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      78
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      1%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In Black Hills State University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Black Hills State University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in South Dakota.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Black Hills State University

      The campus located by 1200 University St address in Spearfish, South Dakota.

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      Black Hills State University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Black Hills State University with 0.08% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Black Hills State University are forcible sex offense, robbery, and aggravated assault.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Black Hills State University offers 220 programs in total: 150 are for Bachelor's degree, 21 - for Master's degree, 18 - for Associate's degree, 16 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 15 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

      This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 31 universities in South Dakota state. Black Hills State University is one of the few institutions in South Dakota that offers an Associate's degree program.

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      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 21 distance education programs that are provided in the Black Hills State University: 15 are for Master's degree, 3 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Dakota state average data to help you compare.

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      Black Hills State University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2807 students with 84214 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 233 with 5603 credit hours.

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      Address: 1200 University St

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      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +8002552478

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: bhsu.edu

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