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Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University is a masters-level state university with more than 4,000 students. The campus leads the region in sustainability and maintains top programs in business, exercise science, natural and social sciences, the arts, mass communication, and education. Founded in 1883, BHSU is located in a region abundant with outdoor activity and culture. Spearfish, S.D., is recognized as one of the most livable towns in the USA. A second location, BHSU-Rapid City, was recently established in the state’s second largest city. BHSU, a member of NCAA Division II athletics, offers 14 sports and has champion rodeo teams.

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

55.55

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

55.55

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

76.92

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

21.83

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

13.78

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

79.54

Why you should attend?

Black Hills State University offers reduced tuition of $250.00 per credit hour for all current and active military men and women at BHSU-Rapid City. With the federal government tuition assistance of $250, the BHSU-RC reduced rate covers the full cost of a military student's education. The Veterans' Center at BHSU offers a physical space for independent study and a safe atmosphere where veterans can share military experiences. Whether new or transfer students, academic and health resources are available to veterans and their dependents. BHSU offers over 60 degree programs with options to participate in classes from multiple locations, including online.

Top Degrees

Accounting
Biology
Communications, General
Computer Science
Exercise Science
Finance, General
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Psychology
Social Work
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A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Tuition & Institution Information

Undergraduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $8,113 $11,259
Fees $896 $896
Room $3,608 $3,608
Board $3,534 $2,534
Books $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses $100 $100
Totals $17,451 $19,597
Graduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $6,103 $11
Fees $679 $679
Room $3,608 $3,608
Board $3,534 $3,534
Books $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses $100 $100
Totals N/A N/A