SCHOLARSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES

Scholarships play an important role in assisting students with the costs of college education. BHSU has an outstanding scholarship program and our financial aid team is ready to assist you.

SMALL CAMPUS.
BIG IMPACT.

Anything is possible when you have room to grow and you're free to define your own future. The passionate and dedicated faculty and staff at BHSU provide a level of personal attention that can help inspire and guide you along the way.

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RAPID CITY

With the learning location in Rapid City, you'll have the flexibility of a schedule that fits your lifestyle while you benefit from hands-on learning experiences here at BHSU.

The Possibilities

Compare your personal interests with the possibilities available among BHSU’s 60+ degrees, certificates, and minor programs. 

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Arts &Humanities

Prepare for careers like graphic designer, musician, and journalist. View degrees

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Behavioral Sciences

Pursue careers such as Wilderness Guide, Psychologist, and Counselor. View degrees

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Business

Explore careers such as accounting, marketing, and management. View degrees

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Graduate Studies

Advance in fields such as Education, Business, Genomics, and more. View degrees

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Education

Prepare for your career as an educator. View degrees

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Math & Social Sciences

Develop skills for careers such as Historian or Multicultural Adviser. View degrees

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Natural Sciences

Prepare for careers such as Researcher, Conservationist, or Geologist. View degrees

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THERE'S ONLY ONE SPEARFISH

The community of Spearfish is ready to welcome you. Whether you're enjoying an arts festival, walking historic downtown, or socializing at one of many restaurants and coffee shops, Spearfish is a place that is easy to call home.

THE FOUR SEASONS CAPITAL OF SOUTH DAKOTA

flyfishing in the spring
summer
fall
Snowboarding

BHSU Centers

Center for American Indian Studies and more. View >

Clubs & Organizations

With 80+ clubs and organizations, BHSU is the place for those who want to lead, organize, and be a part of it all. View >

Honors Program

Dedicated to achievement, leadership, and community. We seek to enrich the experience of students. View >

Sustainability

At BHSU, we care for our environment. It is part of our culture and part of what defines us. View >

Research

BHSU researchers work to have a real-world impact. View >

Student Life

Get involved. Show your spirit. Live on campus. View >

Veterans

Serving current members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. View >

Underground Lab at Sanford

BHSU's Underground Classroom lab provides a valuable research environment. View >

Study Abroad

Expand your world and experience other cultures. View >

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Become a Yellow Jacket

Black Hills State University offers students the opportunity to learn from the best in a positive and challenging academic environment. Live and learn in the beautiful Black Hills. Take the first step to your higher education goals today!

4000+ students

92% receive financial aid

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Experience BHSU Campus

Jacket Preview
 

During our Preview Day campus visit event, you will meet current BHSU students, faculty and staff, tour campus, and learn about our academic programs, admission requirements, financial aid options, and scholarship opportunities. 

 
Individual Visit
 

Campus tours are offered at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Appointments with an Admissions Counselor, Financial Aid Representative and other areas of interest can be scheduled around your tour time.




VISIT INFO

BHSU named a “Cool School” by Sierra magazine

BHSU named a “Cool School” by Sierra magazine

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Black Hills State University was recognized as a 2019 “Cool School” by Sierra magazine for the university’s commitment to eco-savvy courses, cafeteria provisions, and carbon-neutral land and energy policies. BHSU is the only school in South Dakota on the list.
BHSU included in Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings by Military Times

BHSU included in Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings by Military Times

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Black Hills State University was named to the 2020 listing of “Best for Vets: Colleges” by Military Times, an independent source of news and information for service member and their families. BHSU serves veterans and dependents throughout the world, and at the BHSU campus in Spearfish and in Rapid City, with education benefits assistance, transfer information, career counseling and more.
 
Outdoor Education student and professor at BHSU share Top 10 local hikes

Outdoor Education student and professor at BHSU share Top 10 local hikes

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We caught up with Black Hills State University professor Dr. Chris McCart and student Isabella San Miguel to get their take on the Top 10 hikes close to campus. McCart leads the outdoor education department at BHSU, a program that prepares students for professional careers in parks, nature centers, zoos, aquaria, natural resource management, camps, and eco-tourism programs. San Miguel, elementary education major from Tea, is president of the Collegiate Outdoor Leadership Program at BHSU.
BHSU grad named Intern of the Year, earns $43K in three months

BHSU grad named Intern of the Year, earns $43K in three months

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Following his graduation from Black Hills State University in May, Collin Powers of Big Horn, Wyo., wanted an opportunity where he could “bet all the cards on himself” and prove his ability. After a record-breaking internship experience, he is now a fulltime employee expecting to make six figures this summer and will be visiting the BHSU campus to recruit student interns for his company.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Develop valuable personal relationships in a small community with amazing faculty and staff while thriving in the outdoors of the Black Hills.