Black Hills State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,984

67.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,008

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

9.39%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

79.8%

1,611 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,244

53% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

36.1%

234 Graduates

About

Black Hills State University is a higher education institution located in Lawrence County, SD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Black Hills State University were General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (59 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (46 degrees).

In 2016, 730 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Black Hills State University. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (651 degrees), 24.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Black Hills State University is $6,984, which is $-13,176 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Black Hills State University is $6,984, which is $-13,176 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,008.

In 2016, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,984

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Black Hills State University was $6,984. The cost of tuition at Black Hills State University is $-13,176 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$15,008

2016 Value

6.51%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Black Hills State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,008. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Black Hills State University grew by 6.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,458

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Black Hills State University was of $6,458 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.02% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Black Hills State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.17% with respect to 2015, when 46% 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.

9.39%

2015 Default Rate

115

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Black Hills State University was 9.39%, which represents 115 out of the 1225 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Black Hills State University received 1,611 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 16.3% annual growth. Out of those 1,611 applicants, 1,285 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,244 students enrolled at Black Hills State University in 2016, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Black Hills State University has an overall enrollment yield of 43.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,285

Accepted Out of 1,611

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Black Hills State University was 79.8% (1,285 admissions from 1,611 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 84%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 16.3%, while admissions grew by 10.4%.

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SAT Scores

3%

Submission Percentage

19

Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Black Hills State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Black Hills State University has a total enrollment of 4,244 students. The full-time enrollment at Black Hills State University is 2,250 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,994. This means that 53% 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 80.9% White, 4.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.15% Two or More Races, 3.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.23% Black or African American, 0.825% Asian, and 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Black Hills State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (51.6%), followed by White Male (29.1%) and Two or More Races Female (2.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (55.2%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Two or More Races Female (3.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Black Hills State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,244 students. The full-time enrollment at Black Hills State University is 2,250 and the part-time enrollment is 1,994. This means that 53% of students enrolled at Black Hills State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

2016 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 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

  1. White

    3,433

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    208

  3. Two or More Races

    176

The enrolled student population at Black Hills State University is 80.9% White, 4.9% Hispanic or Latino, 4.15% Two or More Races, 3.3% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.23% Black or African American, 0.825% Asian, and 0.118% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 131 students (3.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 190 more women than men received degrees from Black Hills State University. The majority of degree recipients at Black Hills State University are white (651 degrees awarded). There were 24.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 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 (59 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (46 degrees).

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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Education (207 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (50 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,906,565 people), Physicians & surgeons (401,114 people), Secondary school teachers (330,293 people), Education administrators (263,045 people), and Miscellaneous managers (241,171 people).

The most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Education (207 degrees), Engineering Technologies (50 degrees), Construction (14 degrees), and Biology (60 degrees).

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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 Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Education (207 degrees), Engineering Technologies (50 degrees), Construction (14 degrees), and Biology (60 degrees).

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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 (2,808,875 people), Hospitals (585,538 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (423,248 people), Offices of physicians (176,607 people), and Construction (157,275 people).

The most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (53 degrees awarded), Education (207 degrees), Engineering Technologies (50 degrees), Construction (14 degrees), and Biology (60 degrees).

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Degrees

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.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Black Hills State University was General Business Administration & Management with 71 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 270

  2. 460

In 2016, 270 degrees were awarded to men at Black Hills State University, which is 0.587 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (460).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Black Hills State University in Industrial Technology, which is 24 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 48 degrees were awarded to women at Black Hills State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 4.36 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 12% 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, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Black Hills State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    651 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Black Hills State University is white (651 degrees awarded). There were 24.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (27 degrees).

0.411% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    416 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    235 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Black Hills State University is white female (416 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (235 degrees).

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Operations

Black Hills State University has an endowment valued at nearly $9.69M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $200k (2.07%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Black Hills State University had a total expenditure of $48.5M. Of that $48.5M, they spent $23.8M on salaries and $48.5M on benefits.

Black Hills State University employs 39 Assistant professors, 31 Professors, and 25 Associate professors. Most academics at Black Hills State University are Male Assistant professors (24), Male Professors(22), and Female Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Black Hills State University are: Management, with 70 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, and Service with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.69M

2015 Endowment

3.92%

growth from 2014

Black Hills State University has an endowment valued at about $9.69M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Black Hills State University grew 3.92% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.76M - Federal

  2. $992k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Black Hills State University received $2.76M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $992k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$23.8M

Salary Expenditure

$48.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Black Hills State University had a total expenditure of $48.5M. Of that $48.5M, they spent $23.8M on salaries and $48.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Black Hills State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$23.8M

2015 Salaries

2.05%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Black Hills State University paid a median of $23.8M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($48.5M) and a 2.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.24% growth from 2013 and a 6.69% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.62M

Instructional Salaries

119

Number of Employees

In 2015, Black Hills State University paid a total of $7.62M to 119 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

39 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

70 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Black Hills State University were Assistant professor with 39 employees; Professor with 31 employees; and Professor with 25 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Black Hills State University were Management with 70 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees; and Service with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Black Hills State University was Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, Male Professor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Black Hills State University.

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