Black Hills State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,616
2022 Average Net Price
$16,782
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.32%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
96.6%
1,579 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,425
47.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
44.5%
226 Graduates

About

Black Hills State University is a higher education institution located in Lawrence County, SD. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Black Hills State University were General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (54 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (27 degrees).

In 2022, 539 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Black Hills State University. 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (468 degrees), 27.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Black Hills State University is $7,616, which is $−16,380 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Black Hills State University is $7,616, which is $−16,380 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,782.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending Black Hills State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,616
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Black Hills State University was $7,616. The cost of tuition at Black Hills State University is $−16,380 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$16,782
2022 Value
5.58%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Black Hills State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,782. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Black Hills State University grew by 5.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,400
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Black Hills State University was of $7,400 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.78% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
32%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Black Hills State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 10.5% with respect to 2021, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.32%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Black Hills State University was 2.32%, which represents 22 out of the 948 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Black Hills State University received 1,579 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 14.3% annual growth. Out of those 1,579 applicants, 1,526 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,425 students enrolled at Black Hills State University in 2022. 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Black Hills State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,526
Accepted Out of 1,579

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Black Hills State University was 96.6% (1,526 admissions from 1,579 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 97.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 14.3%, while admissions grew by 13.5%..

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SAT Scores

6%
Submission Percentage (2022)
31
Scores Submitted (2022)

6% of enrolled first-time students at Black Hills State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Black Hills State University had a total enrollment of 3,425 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Black Hills State University is 1,619 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,806. This means that 47.3% of students enrolled at Black Hills State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Black Hills State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.8% White, 3.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.04% Two or More Races, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.818% Asian, and 0.0876% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Black Hills State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (59.1%), followed by White Male (29.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (47.1%), followed by White Female (47.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Black Hills State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,425 students. The full-time enrollment at Black Hills State University is 1,619 and the part-time enrollment is 1,806. This means that 47.3% of students enrolled at Black Hills State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Black Hills State University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Black Hills State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,905 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    110 enrolled students
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    73 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Black Hills State University is 84.8% White, 3.21% Hispanic or Latino, 2.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.04% Two or More Races, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.818% Asian, and 0.0876% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 146 students (4.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 185 more women than men received degrees from Black Hills State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Black Hills State University is white (468 degrees awarded). There were 27.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Black Hills State University is General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (54 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (27 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Black Hills State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), and English (21 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,694,122 people), Secondary school teachers (570,120 people), Education administrators (310,835 people), Postsecondary teachers (265,751 people), and Other managers (245,465 people).

The most specialized majors at Black Hills State University in 2022 are History (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), English (21 degrees), Education (123 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are History (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), English (21 degrees), Education (123 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,053,248 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (542,718 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (267,244 people), Computer Systems Design (183,029 people), and Legal services (169,598 people).

The most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are History (19 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (34 degrees), English (21 degrees), Education (123 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Black Hills State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 71 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Black Hills State University was General Business Administration & Management with 71 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

177
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
362
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 177 degrees were awarded to men at Black Hills State University, which is 0.489 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (362).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 46 degrees were awarded to men at Black Hills State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Black Hills State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 9.8 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 20% of students graduating from Black Hills State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Black Hills State University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.65% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    468 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Black Hills State University is white (468 degrees awarded). There were 27.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

1.86% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    316 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    152 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Black Hills State University is white female (316 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (152 degrees).

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Operations

Black Hills State University employs 27 Professors, 25 Associate professors and 24 Assistant professors. Most academics at Black Hills State University are Male Professor (18), Male Associate professor (18), and Male Assistant professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Black Hills State University are: Management, with 46 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, and Service with 30 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$27.6M
2022 Salaries
36.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Black Hills State University paid a median of $27.6M in salaries, a 36.7% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.05M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2022, Black Hills State University paid a total of $7.05M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
46 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Black Hills State University were Professor with 27 employees, Associate professor with 25 employees, and Assistant professor with 24 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Black Hills State University were Management with 46 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees, and Service with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Black Hills State University was Male Professor with 18 employees, Male Associate professor with 18 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 14 employees.

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