Black Hills State University: Review & Facts

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Black Hills State University is a medium four-year, public school with 4,395 students enrolled. This school was established in 1883 and is the only school located in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
65
Fair
Black Hills State University will give you the option to earn a several-month certificate, 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 65 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Business, Biology, and Occupational Therapy. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.


Student Retention
63%
Fair
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.

Black Hills State University student retention rate is relatively low at 63% (close to South Dakota average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
19 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Black Hills State University is low - 34%. 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
$10,700
Medium
Average tuition costs are low - around $6,300 per year. The additional fees at Black Hills State University (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $4,400; which comes to a total of $10,700 per year.

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

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
84%
Easy
According to recent data, 1,385 applications were submitted and 1,164 were accepted; so it is 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
$3,400
Low
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-
Unsafe
Black Hills State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 900 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low - roughly $3,400 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 unsafe 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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