Black Hills State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,878
3.3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,861
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.2%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
83.9%
2,129 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,858
51% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
31.4%
151 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 (76 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (67 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (36 degrees).

In 2019, 603 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Black Hills State University. 65.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (516 degrees), 20.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Black Hills State University is $7,878, which is $−14,148 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Black Hills State University is $7,878, which is $−14,148 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,861.

In 2019, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,878
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Black Hills State University was $7,878. The cost of tuition at Black Hills State University is $−14,148 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$15,861
2019 Value
3.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Black Hills State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,861. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Black Hills State University grew by 3.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,978
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Black Hills State University was of $6,978 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.32% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Black Hills State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2018, 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.
8.2%
2017 Default Rate
84
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Black Hills State University was 8.2%, which represents 84 out of the 1024 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 2,129 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 14.6% annual growth. Out of those 2,129 applicants, 1,787 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.9% acceptance rate.

There were 3,858 students enrolled at Black Hills State University in 2019, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Black Hills State University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,787
Accepted Out of 2,129

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Black Hills State University was 83.9% (1,787 admissions from 2,129 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 88.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 14.6%, while admissions grew by 8.9%.

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SAT Scores

12%
Submission Percentage
59
Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at Black Hills State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Black Hills State University has a total enrollment of 3,858 students. The full-time enrollment at Black Hills State University is 1,968 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,890. This means that 51% 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 79.6% White, 5.11% Hispanic or Latino, 4.61% Two or More Races, 3.78% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.4% Black or African American, 0.907% Asian, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Black Hills State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.3%), followed by White Male (27.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.8%), followed by White Male (17.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Black Hills State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,858 students. The full-time enrollment at Black Hills State University is 1,968 and the part-time enrollment is 1,890. This means that 51% of students enrolled at Black Hills State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2019 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 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    3,072
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    197
  3. Two or More Races
    178

The enrolled student population at Black Hills State University is 79.6% White, 5.11% Hispanic or Latino, 4.61% Two or More Races, 3.78% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.4% Black or African American, 0.907% Asian, and 0.13% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 102 students (2.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 191 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 (516 degrees awarded). There were 20.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Black Hills State University is General Business Administration & Management (76 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (67 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (36 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 Education (198 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), and Biology (63 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 (1,547,456 people), Secondary school teachers (576,329 people), Physicians (413,842 people), Education administrators (299,871 people), and Other managers (243,230 people).

The most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are Education (198 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Biology (63 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (28 degrees), and History (8 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are Education (198 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Biology (63 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (28 degrees), and History (8 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 (2,966,139 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (599,691 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (544,332 people), Offices of physicians (242,123 people), and Outpatient care centers (196,579 people).

The most specialized majors at Black Hills State University are Education (198 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Biology (63 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (28 degrees), and History (8 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.
Most Common
  1. 76 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 67 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Black Hills State University was General Business Administration & Management with 76 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

206
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
397
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 206 degrees were awarded to men at Black Hills State University, which is 0.519 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (397).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Black Hills State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.884 times less than the 43 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 58 degrees were awarded to women at Black Hills State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 6.44 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 13% 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, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (45.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Black Hills State University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (45.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    516 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Black Hills State University is white (516 degrees awarded). There were 20.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

0.498% 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
    340 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    176 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Black Hills State University is white female (340 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (176 degrees).

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Operations

Black Hills State University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.033%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Black Hills State University had a total salary expenditure of $51.6M. Black Hills State University employs 43 Assistant professors, 30 Associate professors, and 27 Professors. Most academics at Black Hills State University are Male Assistant professors (25), Male Professors(20), and Female Assistant professors (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Black Hills State University are: Management, with 58 employees, Service, with 38 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.7M
2019 Endowment
3.24%
growth from 2018

Black Hills State University has an endowment valued at about $12.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Black Hills State University grew 3.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.8M 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. $3.48M - Federal
  2. $935k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Black Hills State University received $3.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $935k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$22.4M
2019 Salaries
0.586%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Black Hills State University paid a median of $22.4M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($51.6M) and a 0.586% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.534% growth from 2017 and a 2.14% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8M
Instructional Salaries
127
Number of Employees

In 2019, Black Hills State University paid a total of $8M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
43 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Black Hills State University were Assistant professor with 43 employees; Associate professor with 30 employees; and Associate professor with 27 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Black Hills State University were Management with 58 employees; Service with 38 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Black Hills State University was Male Assistant professor with 25 employees, Male Professor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 18 employees.

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

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