About bhsu
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LEARN ABOUT BHSU

Black Hills State University is a liberal arts university located in Spearfish, SD. Being nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota gives us the opportunity to explore and thrive with the outdoors while studying them and using them as inspiration. Being the third largest university in South Dakota gives us the opportunity to give students everything they need to be successful, while keeping that close contact with faculty and staff.


OUTDOOR PARADISE

With our rich history and our great location, we want you to enjoy the spirit of the Black Hills. We are only miles from hiking, kayaking, biking, skiing, and snowboarding opportunities. Spearfish has so many opportunities for you to experience with a tight knit community and a love for their university.

BHSU IS #9

THE 20 BEST COLLEGES FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS

- CollegeChoice.net


SPEARFISH IS ONE of

21 OF THE BEST SMALL TOWNS IN AMERICA

- Architectural Digest Magazine

Let's Get Social

WELCOME TO BHSU

ENROLLMENT: 4,244 

CAMPUS: 123 acres 

ATHLETICS: NCAA Division II, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 

TEAMS: 15 sports teams & a champion rodeo team 

MASCOT: Yellow Jacket (Sting) 

SCHOOL COLORS: Green & Gold 

FACULTY WITH TERMINAL DEGREE: 69% 

HOUSING: 5 Residence Halls (All Co-ed), 8-Building Apartment Complex 

LOCATIONS: Spearfish & Rapid City in South Dakota 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: 83 bachelor, associate and master degree programs 

STUDENT BODY: 75% from South Dakota from all of the 66 South Dakota counties, 25% from 44 other states and 32 countries

FINANCIAL AID: 78% of BHSU students receive assistance 

AFFILIATION: 4-year South Dakota public liberal arts university 

ACCREDITATIONS: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, National Association of Schools of Music, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs, Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board

February 27, 1883

Founded

Spearfish, Sd

Main Campus

Dr. Tom Jackson Jr.

BHSU President

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