About the Universities

BHSU-RC is a partnership among South Dakota's six public universities: Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota, working cooperatively to deliver accessible, high-quality education in one convenient location. At BHSU - Rapid City, you can enroll in Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, or Master degree programs.



Black Hills State University (BHSU) is South Dakota's third largest comprehensive public university with nearly 4,200 students, offering 72 academic programs at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels. BHSU has earned a reputation for transforming lives through innovative, high-quality academic programs and a dynamic learning community. The BHSU main campus is located in Spearfish, SD, but it has been offering on-site courses in the Rapid City area for over 50 years.  At BHSU-RC, BHSU offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, along with certificates, provided at convenient times in one accessible location.

Associate Degrees

Bachelor Degrees

Master Degrees



Non-Credit Certificates

**May have to take some courses at the Spearfish campus


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The University of South Dakota (USD) is an academic leader in the state and region.  USD is South Dakota's designated liberal arts institution and its flagship university.  It offers more than 115 majors through its eight schools and colleges.  USD is home to the state's only Law School, Medical School, School of Health Sciences, and College of Fine Arts. The Beacom School of Business is South Dakota's only AACSB-accredited business school, and the College of Arts & Sciences is the regional center for liberal arts education.  The University has been continuously accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913.   

The University of South Dakota, through BHSU-RC, provides undergraduate in Rapid City.  At BHSU-RC, USD offers programs and classes designed to meet the needs of non-traditional students in Rapid City and the surrounding area.

Bachelor Degrees


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South Dakota State University is committed to providing quality education no matter where our students live.  Just because you can’t attend classes at SDSU’s main campus in Brookings, SD doesn’t mean you can’t receive the benefits of an SDSU education and be a Jackrabbit.

By offering programs at BHSU-RC, SDSU extends the same quality education to students who want to earn their degree while living and working in their home community.  Simply put, SDSU is here to accommodate lives already full of responsibilities.  We provide access to change the future.  Your future. The next step is yours.  Check out our available programs at BHSU - Rapid City.

Bachelor Degrees

Master Degrees