Black Hills State University

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world rank  2826

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University Overview

Established in 1883, Black Hills State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Spearfish (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), South Dakota. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Black Hills State University (BHSU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Black Hills State University (BHSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 137 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BHSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym BHSU
Founded 1883
Motto Transforming Lives
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 1200 University Street
Spearfish
57799-9500 South Dakota
United States
Tel +1 (800) 255 2478
Fax +1 (605) 642 6214

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is neither required nor recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office University Street, Box 9502
Spearfish 57799-9502
(605) 642 6343
800 255 2478

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Black Hills State University's Library
Black Hills State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 110,100 physical volumes, 3,355 physical media, 14,100 digital/electronic medium and 92 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Black Hills State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 851 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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