Black Hills State University Rankings

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In the World#3183 of 14178
In North America#941 of 2629
In the United States#868 of 2528
In South Dakota#6 of 15
In Spearfish#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
84%
Average SAT
1070
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
3,684
Graduates
174
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
bhsu.edu

Black Hills State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate84%80%86%
Applicants2,1297591,370
Admissions1,7876051,182
Freshmen enrolled full time475154321
Freshmen enrolled part time461729

968 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,281 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
59 or 12%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 970
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Black Hills State University are 970-1170 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
411 or 83%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Black Hills State University are 18-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3072 (82%)
Hispanic197 (5%)
Two or more races178 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown102 (3%)
Nonresident Alien69 (2%)
Black or African American54 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native49 (1%)
Asian35 (0.9%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander5 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$4,570
Students receiving aid
91%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,878$8,384
Tuition in-state$7,878$8,384
Tuition out-of-state$11,024$8,384
Fee in-district$1,131
Fee in-state$1,131
Fee out-of-state$1,131

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity872
Combined charge for room and board$7,142
Room charge$3,608
Meal charge$3,534

Black Hills State University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster's
Business Administration and Management, General1764
Elementary Education and Teaching67
Biology & Biological Sciences, General2536
Curriculum and Instruction34
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management33
Community Organization and Advocacy325
Secondary Education and Teaching25
General Studies23
Psychology, General23
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies22
Special Education and Teaching, General18
Commercial and Advertising Art12
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching11
Accounting11
Reading Teacher Education11
English Language and Literature, General9
Chemistry, General8
History, General7
Outdoor Education7
Mathematics Teacher Education7
English & Language Arts Teacher Education6
Mass Communication & Media Studies6
Political Science and Government, General6
Sociology6
Organizational Behavior Studies5
Social Science Teacher Education4
History Teacher Education4
Photography4
Physical Sciences, Other3
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching3
Music Teacher Education3
Spanish Language Teacher Education3
Fine & Studio Arts, General2
Spanish Language and Literature2
Rhetoric and Composition2
Social Sciences, General2
Graphic Design2
Sustainability Studies2
Molecular Genetics2
Music, General1
American Indian & Native American Studies1
Art & Art Studies, General1
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other1
Biology Teacher Education1
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education1
Mathematics, General1
Physical Sciences1
Grand Total5243883
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate38%33%41%
  • Full-time retention rate - 62%
  • Part-time retention rate - 34%

Publications & Citations

Publications
422
Citations
9,241

Publication count by topic

Biology
98
Physics
82
Psychology
62
Sociology
23
Economics
19
Business
17
Mathematics
16
Geography
14
Geology
13
Computer science
13
Chemistry
10
History
8
Art
8
Political science
7
Engineering
6
Medicine
6
Materials science
4
Environmental science
2
Philosophy
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology11461,477
Physics17311,736
Geology1778478
Economics1872714
Psychology22851,495
Philosophy23286
Business2404390
History25825
Art26603
Geography2794142
Biology29031,787
Engineering405979
Computer science4101215
Mathematics449265
Political science46704
Chemistry4759139
Materials science493333
Medicine599211

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199101
199221
199323
199410
199585
1996111
199759
1998719
1999719
2000854
2001754
2002679
2003357
20049117
200511108
20069170
20079191
200813257
200915278
201022279
201129427
201235517
201322611
201428571
201533661
201628791
201725698
201823738
201927918
2020151118

General info

Alternative namesBHSU
Founded1883
WikipediaBlack Hills State University
MottoTransforming Lives
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff405
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1200 University St
Spearfish, South Dakota, 57799-9500
United States
City population10,000
Phone8002552478
Fax+1 (605) 642 6214

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