Black Hills State UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Spearfish, South Dakota Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$9,009

Avg in-state tuition

$12,155

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Spearfish, South Dakota. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,858, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 84%. The university offers 54 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 38%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,009, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $12,155.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

84% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 84%

Retention Rate 62%

Graduation Rate 38%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 970-1170

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-24

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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63%

Female Student Population

16:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

4k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

80%

Hispanic

5%

Two or more races

5%

American Indian/Alaska Native

4%

Unknown

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Black

1%

Asian

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

36% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

38%

State Grant Aid

12%

Institution Grant Aid

47%

Pell Grant

36%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $4,822
State Grant Aid $1,364
Institution Grant Aid $2,696
Pell Grant Aid $4,286
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Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.