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 Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University - Spearfish, SD

1200 University St, Spearfish, South Dakota 57799-9500

General information:(605)642-6011
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,416(4,013 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
Admissions
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,641 $6,951 $7,424 -6%
Out-of-state $8,105 $8,547 $9,252 -8%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,523 $5,729 $6,603 -13%
Other $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $16,164 $16,680 $18,027 -11%
Off Campus $7,641 $7,951 $8,424 -13%
Off Campus with Family $7,641 $7,951 $8,424 -13%
Out-of-state
On Campus $17,628 $18,276 $19,855 -5%
Off Campus $9,105 $9,547 $10,252 -10%
Off Campus with Family $9,105 $9,547 $10,252 -10%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,657
In-state fees $3,766
Out-of-state tuition $5,486
Out-of-state fees $3,766
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,158
In-state fee $2,825
Out-of-state tuition $8,800
Out-of-state fees $2,825
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 592 91% --
Grant or scholarship aid 440 67% $1,742,589 $3,960
Federal grants 290 44% $1,352,299 $4,663
Pell grants 279 43% $1,083,212 $3,882
Other federal grants 204 31% $269,087 $1,319
State/local government grant or scholarships 86 13% $78,250 $910
Institutional grants or scholarships 241 37% $312,040 $1,295
Student loan aid 498 76% $2,834,148 $5,691
Federal student loans 496 76% $2,643,687 $5,330
Other student loans 34 5% $190,461 $5,602
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,157 54% $9,649,814 $4,474
Pell grants 1,519 38% $6,177,938 $4,067
Federal student loans 2,459 61% $16,362,462 $6,654

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $11,512 $12,138 $12,738
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,871 $10,548 $11,028
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,781 $12,058 $12,000
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,011 $14,531 $14,802
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,254 $15,133 $16,041
$110,001 and more $14,449 $15,368 $16,131

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,416
Undergraduate enrollment 4,013
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 370
Graduate enrollment 403
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$35

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,476 580 896
Percent admitted 94% 93% 95%
Percent admitted who enrolled 93% 40% 44%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 0 0%
ACT 558 90%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 23
ACT English 17 23
ACT Math 18 23
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 40 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NAIA Division IIMenWomen
All Track Combined 6266
Basketball 1416
Football 104-
Golf -9
Softball -19
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/04/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/15/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission10/01/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1928 - 01/01/1933Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1950 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1980 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations54 6
Liquor law violations483840
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 546
Liquor law violations 483638
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• 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.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate8.7%
Number in default92
Number in repayment1,051

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00345900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American Indian/Native American Studies0---
Category total4---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0---
Molecular Genetics--4-
Category total25-4-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting2---
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-0--
Business Administration and Management, General2-0-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0---
Organizational Behavior Studies--10-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General0---
Tourism and Travel Services Management02--
Category total104210-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies4---
Category total32---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General-0--
Category total-0--
Education Colleges
Business Teacher Education3---
Curriculum and Instruction--41-
Elementary Education and Teaching1--0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0---
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching2---
Mathematics Teacher Education1--0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0---
Secondary Education and Teaching---14
Special Education and Teaching, General20---
Teacher Assistant/Aide-4--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels---3
Category total12044117
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-0--
Industrial Technology/Technician0---
Category total60--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General0---
Rhetoric and Composition2---
Category total24---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature0---
Category total4---
History Colleges
History, General4---
Category total16---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies722--
Category total722--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0---
Category total7---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General12---
Outdoor Education1---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1---
Category total47---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1---
Physical Sciences0---
Physical Sciences, Other8---
Category total9---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General6---
Category total36---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy5---
Category total34---
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General0---
Social Sciences, General0---
Sociology24---
Category total58---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General4---
Commercial and Advertising Art4---
Music, General1---
Category total32---
Grand total8405517