Black Hills State University

Women's D2 Coach: Kristin Carmichael
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3,745 Undergrads / 4,035 Students
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$15,861 Net Price
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84% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Rocky Mtn. (RMAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Town: Distant

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
19% / 39%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Events By Black Hills State University Coaches
Jul 13-14 '19
Spearfish, SD
Women's 13-18
Jul 15-17 '19
Spearfish, SD
Women's 13-18
1200 University St, Spearfish, SD, 57799 See Directions
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Where Grads Live
  • United States
  • Rapid City South Dakota Area
  • Sioux Falls South Dakota Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Casper Wyoming Area
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Billings Montana Area
  • Bismarck North Dakota Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Omaha Area
  • Fort Collins Colorado Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
Where Grads Work
  • Black Hills State University
  • Regional Health
  • Rapid City Area Schools
  • Black Hills Corporation
  • United States Air Force
  • State of South Dakota
  • Campbell County School District
  • Walmart
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Army National Guard
  • Black Hills Works
  • Casey Peterson Ltd.
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Spearfish School District
  • South Dakota National Guard
What Grads Do
  • Business Development
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Community and Social Services
  • Administrative
  • Healthcare Services
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Arts and Design
  • Human Resources
  • Support
  • Media and Communication
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
440 - 570
480 - 580
920 - 1150
17 - 24
17 - 25
18 - 24

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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Applicants 2,129 759 1,370
% Admitted 84% 80% 86%
% Admits That Enroll 29% 28% 30%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Education (29%)
Business (19%)
Business Administration and Management, General (17%)
Elementary Education and Teaching (15%)
Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (9%)
Biology/Biological Sciences, General (8%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (8%)
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management (7%)
Human Services, General (5%)
Community Organization and Advocacy (5%)
Psychology (5%)
Psychology, General (5%)
Liberal Arts & Sciences (5%)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (5%)
Visual & Performing Arts (5%)
Special Education and Teaching, General (4%)
Social Sciences (3%)
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Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$9,009 $10,920
Books & Supplies$1,200 $1,200
Cost of Living$7,142 $7,142
Personal Expenses$4,500 $4,500
Sticker Price$21,851 $23,115

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

91% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship71%$4,570
Federal Grants38%$4,822
Pell Grants36%$4,069
Other Federal20%$1,851
State & Local Grants12%$1,364
Institutional Grants47%$2,696
Student Loans69%$6,970
Federal Loans68%$5,042
Other Loans15%$9,027

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $12.3 Million $3,050

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $25,500.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $12,064 $271

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 8.6%

Avg. rate for colleges with volleyball is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 2,118 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $35,900

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 6.49 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 19% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 1 1
Fondling - -
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault 1 1
Burglary - -
Motor Vehicle Theft - -
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, small, primarily residential

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