Black Hills State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - FairCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Black Hills State University is a small four-year, public school with 4,405 students enrolled. This school was established in 1883 and is the only school located in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
46
Black Hills State University will give you the option to earn an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, or master's degree.

Black Hills State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 46 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Business, Sociology and Anthropology, and General Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
61%
Black Hills State University student retention rate is relatively low at 61% (close to South Dakota average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Black Hills State University is low - 30%. Approximately 44% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Black Hills State University is reasonably decent, 19:1. Read more information on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$9,900
Average tuition costs are low - around $6,000 per year. The additional fees at Black Hills State University (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $3,900; which comes to a total of $9,900 per year.

Read the details about Black Hills State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
91%
According to recent data, 1,301 applications were submitted and 1,184 were accepted; so it is very easy to enroll at this school.

This college might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Black Hills State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$2,800
Black Hills State University offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Black Hills State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C+
Black Hills State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 800 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low - roughly $2,800 per academic year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Black Hills State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Black Hills State University appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Black Hills State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Black Hills State University, 1200 University St, Spearfish, South Dakota 57799-9500, USA
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