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BHSU Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to learn how diverse the standard college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the BHSU diversity report below.

BHSU Student Population

3,608 Total Students
1,794 Undergraduates
40 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Black Hills State University?

BHSU total enrollment is approximately 3,608 students. 1,794 are undergraduates and 40 are graduate students.

BHSU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time BHSU undergraduate population is made up of 65% women, and 35% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BHSU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,500
Hispanic 100
Multi-Ethnic 61
International 30
Unknown 18
Black or African American 16
Asian 13
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

BHSU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 63% of full-time grad students are women, and 38% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BHSU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 26
Unknown 13
Multi-Ethnic 1
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Asian 0
Black or African American 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
Low Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

BHSU Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,935
Hispanic 170
Multi-Ethnic 143
Unknown 133
International 59
Black or African American 47
Asian 29
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Black Hills State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 448
Asian 8
Black or African American 7
Multi-Ethnic 1
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at BHSU.

BHSU Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 2,267 female students and 1,341 male students at BHSU.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of BHSU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  88.71 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about BHSU faculty.

There are approximately 276 female teachers and 220 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

33.9% Out of State

BHSU ranks 845 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

33.9% of BHSU students come from out of state, and 0% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  61 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 18 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
South Dakota 383
Wyoming 84
Colorado 36
Nebraska 15
North Dakota 15

International Students at BHSU

Students from 32 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from South Korea, Japan, and Nigeria.

Learn more about international students at BHSU.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
46.63% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  85.70 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At BHSU, 46.63% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 1,006
20-21 942
22-24 736
25-29 448
35 and over 430
30-34 211
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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