Black Hills State University

country rank  1025
world rank  3443

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University Overview

Established in 1883, Black Hills State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the small town of Spearfish (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), South Dakota. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Black Hills State University (BHSU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 136 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address 1200 University Street
Spearfish (population range: 2,500-9,999)
57799-9500 South Dakota
United States
T +1 (800) 255 2478
F +1 (605) 642 6214

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office University Street, Box 9502
Spearfish 57799-9502
+1 (605) 642 6343
800 255 2478

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Black Hills State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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 Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019