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

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BIG IMPACT

Anything is possible when you have room to grow. BHSU faculty and staff provide a level of personal attention that will inspire and guide you along your journey.

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With the learning location in Rapid City, you can enjoy the flexibility of a schedule that fits your lifestyle while benefiting from hands-on learning experiences.

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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where anything is possible

The community of Spearfish, S.D. 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.

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BHSU Centers

Center for American Indian Studies and more. View>

Clubs & Organizations

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

Honors Program

Dedicated to achievement, leadership, and community. View>

Sustainability

At BHSU, sustainability 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

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Veterans

Serving 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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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!

3800+ students

92% receive financial aid

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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.




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BHSU ANNOUNCES TWO NEW DIRECTORS TO BEGIN THIS FALL

BHSU ANNOUNCES TWO NEW DIRECTORS TO BEGIN THIS FALL

Dr. John Allred, Vice President for Enrollment at Black Hills State University, announced the appointment of two leadership positions on campus. Gail Johnson is the new Director of Student Financial Aid and Kathleen Fitzgerald-Ellis has been selected as the Director of Student Success.
 
BHSU celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote as part of the Forward Into Light Campaign

BHSU celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote as part of the Forward Into Light Campaign

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Woodburn Hall on Black Hills State University campus was lit up in purple and gold colors recently in honor of the 100-year anniversary of women’s right to vote. This event was part of a nationwide Forward Into Light Campaign put on by the Her Vote. Her Voice. delegation appointed by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
 
Woodburn Hall on BHSU campus will light up in purple and gold tonight to celebrate women’s right to vote

Woodburn Hall on BHSU campus will light up in purple and gold tonight to celebrate women’s right to vote

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Black Hills State University will light up Woodburn Hall in purple and gold Wednesday, Aug. 26 as a part of the nationwide Forward Into Light Campaign. Although these are the University’s former school colors, tonight BHSU will be using the purple and gold to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the constitutional right to vote.

The Right to Vote, The Right to Lead – An Open Letter Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

The Right to Vote, The Right to Lead – An Open Letter Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

The right to vote forms the foundation of meaningful participation and leadership.  Most of the South Dakota colleges and universities that women lead today were established decades before women had the right to vote in the United States.  Thankfully, these institutions were open to women seeking college degrees well before ratification of the 19th Amendment.  It took nearly 70 years to achieve women’s suffrage – and it took another 70 years from that pivotal moment in history for a woman to hold the top leadership position in any of the colleges and universities founded in the 1860s and 1880s.  Four of us are “first” female presidents within the last decade.

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