BHSU named top choice for Native American students

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, August 4, 2016/Categories: 2016

Black Hills State University was recently named one of the Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by Winds of Change magazine based on the American Indian support community at the university and the percentage of Native students who graduate from BHSU.

Black Hills State University was again selected as one of the Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by Winds of Change magazine.

The major criteria for selection in the list include the American Indian support community at the university and the percentage of Native students who graduate. The 200 schools named to the list are presented in alphabetical order by state and are not ranked.

Black Hills State University has a Center for American Indian Studies which promotes awareness of American Indian cultures and value systems. The Center also administers four academic programs: a major and minor in American Indian studies, and two minors in American Indian Studies with emphasis in teaching or communications.

The Center for American Indian Studies also supports two student organizations, Lakota Omniciye and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).

BHSU, which has the highest percentage of Native American students among the state public universities, has a legacy of providing educational opportunities for Native American students from South Dakota and throughout the nation.

The Top 200 Special Issue of Winds of Change is referenced year round by students and counselors as the only resource of its kind for Native Americans hoping to pursue a degree is STEM.
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