Black Hills State University

1200 University St, Spearfish, SD 57799-9500

School Details

Black Hills State University is a four-year, public institution of higher education, located on a 123-acre campus in Spearfish, South Dakota. Founded in 1883 when South Dakota was still a territory, the university opened as Dakota Territorial Normal School. Through the twentieth century, the school continued to evolve and expand educational opportunities, and in the 1990s, officially became recognized as Black Hills State University. The twenty-first century’s vision of BHSU is to “be recognized as an innovative, high-quality University in the Black Hills region, the state, the nation, and the world,” and the university is committed to: scholarship; student-centeredness; educational excellence and lifelong learning; integrity; inclusiveness; and innovation and change.

Students attending Black Hills can pursue undergraduate fields of study, including associate’s and bachelor's degrees, in business, technology, behavioral sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, arts, humanities, and education. Graduate programs offer master’s and certificate options in fields, such as business administration, education, and leadership. Along with a wide range of individual online courses, Black Hills State University supports online master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, certificates and endorsements. Through BHSU Educational Outreach, students can access distance education resources and support.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

School Overview

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Not applicable
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Master's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
    4,395
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    1,533
  • Percent Admitted:
    84%
  • Calendar System:
    Semester

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