BHSU Mission & Vision

Black Hills State University is a master’s level university that promotes excellence in teaching and learning; supports research, creative and scholarly activities and provides service to the state, region, nation and global community. 

BHSU provides innovative, high quality undergraduate (associate and baccalaureate) programs in the arts, humanities, education, behavioral sciences, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences, business and technology as well as selected disciplines of strength at the graduate level. Black Hills State University is the only comprehensive University in western South Dakota.

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BHSU Campus

Black Hills State University, located in the heart of the northern Black Hills – Spearfish, South Dakota, offers 75 academic programs at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels. BHSU, which has over 4,000 students, has earned a reputation for transforming lives through innovative, high-quality academic programs and a dynamic learning community. Learn more about BHSU Campus.


Little Spearfish Beaver Pond


In 2009, National Geographic Adventure magazine named Spearfish one of 100 of "America's Best Adventure Towns".

BHSU Features

BHSU's 2014 Commencement PHotos.
BHSU Features


Black Hills State University
Office of Admissions
1200 University St. Unit 9502
Spearfish, SD 57799-9502