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Black Hills State University Scholarships

1200 University St Tuition In/Out-State: $3,726 / $5,590 Total Fall Enrollment: 4,722
Spearfish , SD 57799-9500 Books and Supplies: $1,000 Applicants Admitted: 94%
(605) 642-6343 On-campus Room and Board: $5,641 Receiving Aid of Some Type: 91% Undergraduate Application Fee: $20 Receiving Institutional Aid: 37% , $1,295 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
  • Black Hills State University General Information

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    Address 1200 University St, Spearfish, SD 57799-9500
    Phone Number (605) 642-6343
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    Mission Statement Black Hills State University is a master's level university that promotes excellence in teaching and learning; supports research, creative and scholarly activities and provides service to the state, region, nation and global community. BHSU provides innovative, high quality undergraduate (associate and baccalaureate) programs in the arts, humanities, education, behavioral sciences, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences, business and technology as well as selected disciplines of strength at the graduate level. Black Hills State University is the only comprehensive University in western South Dakota.
    Type of School Four or more years, Public
    Religious affiliation None
    Highest degree offered Master's degree
    Calendar Semester
    Setting Town, distant from an urban area
    Distance learning opportunities Yes

    Black Hills State University Size

    Total enrollment 4,722
    Enrolled full time 2,698
    Enrolled part time 2,024

    Black Hills State University Student Body

    Men enrolled full time 1,095
    Women enrolled full time 1,603
    American Indian/Alaskan Native 3%
    Asian/Pacific Islander 1%
    Black/Non-Hispanic 1%
    Hispanic 1%
    White/Non-Hispanic 83%
    Non-Resident Alien 1%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 9%
  • Black Hills State University Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number (605) 642-6343
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $20
    Applied 1,476
    Admitted 1,390
    Enrolled 620
    Admitted % 94%

    Black Hills State University Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    Secondary school GPA Required
    Secondary school rank Required
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Neither required nor recommended
    Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
    Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
    Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

    Black Hills State University Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 0%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score -
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score -
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score -
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score -
    Students submitting ACT 90%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 19
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 23
  • Black Hills State University Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $3,726
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $5,590
    Books and Supplies $1,000
    On-campus room and board $5,641
    Off-campus room and board $6,380

    Black Hills State University Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 91%
    Receiving Federal Grants 44% , $4,663 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 37% , $1,295 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 76% , $5,691 on average
  • Black Hills State University Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

    Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Associate Bachelor Master
    American Indian/Native American Studies 0 3 0
    Biological and Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelor Master
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 0 31 0
    Molecular Genetics 0 0 1
    Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Associate Bachelor Master
    Accounting 0 7 0
    Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 0 0 0
    Business Administration and Management, General 0 108 2
    Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0
    Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 0 0 0
    Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 0 0 0
    Tourism and Travel Services Management 1 0 0
    Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Associate Bachelor Master
    Mass Communication/Media Studies 0 36 0
    Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Associate Bachelor Master
    Computer and Information Sciences, General 0 0 0
    Education Associate Bachelor Master
    Business Teacher Education 0 0 0
    Curriculum and Instruction 0 0 71
    Elementary Education and Teaching 0 60 0
    Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 0 0 0
    Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 0 7 0
    Mathematics Teacher Education 0 1 0
    Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 0 1 0
    Special Education and Teaching, General 0 23 0
    Teacher Assistant/Aide 8 0 0
    Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelor Master
    Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 0 0 0
    Industrial Technology/Technician 0 8 0
    English Language and Literature/Letters Associate Bachelor Master
    English Language and Literature, General 0 7 0
    Rhetoric and Composition 0 6 0
    Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Associate Bachelor Master
    Spanish Language and Literature 0 6 0
    History Associate Bachelor Master
    History, General 0 27 0
    Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Associate Bachelor Master
    General Studies 18 0 0
    Mathematics and Statistics Associate Bachelor Master
    Mathematics, General 0 6 0
    Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Associate Bachelor Master
    Health and Physical Education, General 0 5 0
    Outdoor Education 0 6 0
    Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 0 0 0
    Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 0 23 0
    Physical Sciences Associate Bachelor Master
    Chemistry, General 0 3 0
    Physical Sciences 0 1 0
    Physical Sciences, Other 0 3 0
    Psychology Associate Bachelor Master
    Psychology, General 0 28 0
    Public Administration and Social Service Professions Associate Bachelor Master
    Community Organization and Advocacy 0 36 0
    Social Sciences Associate Bachelor Master
    Political Science and Government, General 0 16 0
    Social Sciences, General 0 10 0
    Sociology 0 34 0
    Visual and Performing Arts Associate Bachelor Master
    Art/Art Studies, General 0 16 0
    Commercial and Advertising Art 0 9 0
    Music, General 0 3 0
  • Black Hills State University Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline July 15
    Priority application deadline -
    Fall application deadline July 1
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due July 15
    SAT Subject score report due July 15
    College will notify student by -
    Student must reply to acceptance by No set date
    Deadline for housing deposit -

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline -
    Financial aid deadline February 15
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about -
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by -

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline -
    College will notify student of early decision by -
    Early action deadline -
    College will notify student of early action by -

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline July 15
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline -
    Transfer application closing date Rolling admission
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms -
    College will notify student of transfer decision by -
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Dorothy Liebe Branch Scholarship

Scholarship Description
Freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior Music major Emphasis on piano Minimum 2.5 GPA Graduate of Lead, Deadwood, Spearfish, or a western South Dakota high school Must be enrolled for 15 credit hours each semester.
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