Nearly 25 percent of Black Hills State University students are non-traditional, meaning they are 24 years old or older. Recently established, the Wilma Gabrielson Reaching through Teaching Scholarship is now available for those non-traditional students that are pursuing a degree in elementary or early childhood education
To align with recent changes to several regional high schools’ academic schedules, Black Hills State University is now offering more options for dual credit courses, online.
BHSU is following South Dakota Board of Regents protocol concerning face coverings on campus. The SD BOR has announced a tiered approach for campuses. (See details about Levels 1 through 4 below). All campuses will begin the semester at Level 3 which requires face coverings in all public indoor spaces on campus.
Emma Stone, an outdoor education major from Kadoka, was named the 2020-21 Make a Difference Scholarship recipient at Black Hills State University. She will receive a $3,500 tuition scholarship and funding to create digital environmental resources for K-12 students.
Black Hills State University is now part of the General Education Mobile (GEM) program designed to assist U.S. Air Force members in completing their degrees. Active Duty personnel can now take online courses through BHSU toward their associate’s degree with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).