Is BHSU a Good School for the Money?
Black Hills State University Value Report
College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of a BHSU degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the BHSU annual value report below.
Within South Dakota, BHSU is Ranked Below Average in Quality and is Very Overpriced.
Black Hills State University is ranked #10 out of #11 in South Dakota for quality and #9 out of #11 for South Dakota value.
This means it is below average in educational quality and yet priced much higher than it should be.
Fair Value Nationwide
Black Hills State University is ranked #726 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.
Black Hills State University is priced appropriately for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a fair value recognition from College Factual's analysis.
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
|Tennessee Wesleyan University||$85,519||B|
|Northeastern State University||$94,293||B-|
|Black Hills State University||$102,613||C|
|University of Valley Forge||$108,646||D+|
|Northwestern State University of Louisiana||$111,304||D|
|Indiana State University||$115,511||D|
|Colorado State University - Pueblo||$136,453||F|
|Northeastern Illinois University||$178,895||F|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
We're Looking at a Total Cost of $102,613 for a BHSU Degree
The BHSU time to graduate is about 4.66 years and will cost an estimated $22,020 per year. This brings the total cost to 102,613.
|Average Yearly Cost||$22,020|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.66|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$102,613|
Many Factors Affect Net Price
There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about BHSU cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.
Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?
The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.
Look at the table below to get a sense of how BHSU value for your educational dollar might vary.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$113,126||#416||B|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$90,274||#648||C+|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$101,826||#7||D+|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$78,973||#8||D|
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of South Dakota.
About 91% of BHSU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what BHSU financial aid you may qualify for.
How to Calculate Value
College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.
Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.
College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.