Black Hills State University Rapid City
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Earn your 4-Year Degree from BHSU-RC

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Scholarships & Aid

Earn up to $3,500 in scholarships to put towards your tuition. Apply for financial aid, as well.


Dual Credit

Jumpstart your college degree by enrolling in dual credit today! Save up to $5,000 towards your college degree.


Military Friendly

BHSU is dedicated to serving veterans and their families. BHSU has been named as a Military Friendly school for 7 years.


Flexible Schedule

BHSU-RC offers flexible course schedules to fit your busy life. 

The Stratmeyer sisters, McKayla and Brittney, both chose to stay close to home to earn their degree in Applied Heath Sciences from BHSU-Rapid City and plan to enroll in the USD nursing program.

Dorothy Voorhees earned an MBA at BHSU-Rapid City. The following year, she was named Chief Financial Officer at Sentinel Federal Credit Union and credits the MBA program with successfully preparing her for her promotion.

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Brent Moe transferred his associate degree credits from Western Dakota Tech to BHSU-Rapid City. He’s now set to graduate with a bachelor’s in Human Services which creates career advancement opportunities for him with the Rapid City Police Department.

Jaden Ostwald’s passion for caring for others led her to the Applied Health Sciences program at Black Hills State University-Rapid City. Because of the flexibility of night classes and the supportive faculty and staff at BHSU-RC, she is now working toward a career in nursing and will achieve her dream of walking across the stage when she graduates.

Cameron Moser-Asbjeld currently works the night shift for the Rapid City Police Department. He also serves as a mechanic in the South Dakota Army National Guard. He is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in human services at Black Hills State University-Rapid City so that he will be able to advance his career once he’s graduated.

After serving in the Air Force, Sam Stratman relocated to Rapid City and decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Black Hills State University. Sam enjoys the convenient location with easy-to-find classrooms and a friendly community.

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Reduced Tuition for Active Military

Reduced Tuition for Active Military

BHSU-RC offers a program with reduced tuition rates for all active military enrolled in courses at BHSU-RC.

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With 20+ Associates, Bachelors, and Master's degree options, there is a place for you here!

Black Hills State University Rapid City

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24 degrees offered at BHSU-RC including MBA, Behavioral Sciences, Mass Communications, and more.


Apply for Scholarships

Up to $3,500 available for full-time students at BHSU-RC.

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Day, night, and online classes are available to fit your busy lifestyle.