Black Hills State University

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.

Below Average South Dakota Value
Below Average South Dakota Quality

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.

State Value Ranking  9 out of 11
Great Value
State Value Score  18.18 out of 100
Great Value

Find out if BHSU offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Fair Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Below Average National Quality

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.

National Value Ranking  726 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  50.68 out of 100
Great Value

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
Bushnell University $129,270 F
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?

$78,973 In-State With Aid
$113,126 Avg Cost No Aid
4.66 Years to Graduate

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
All Students $102,613 #726 C
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+
All Students $91,313 #9 F
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.


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