Black Hills State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Black Hills State University's Top Ranking

Black Hills State University is ranked on 1 list of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Black Hills State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Black Hills State University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Black Hills State University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for BHSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 55 100% 100% $26,030 $29,690 55
Business Administration, Management and Operations 23 94% 94% $23,660 $36,520 23
Communication and Media Studies 9 94% 94% $25,000 $25,190 9
Community Organization and Advocacy 32 96% 96% $31,000 $31,310 32
Design and Applied Arts 8 100% 100% Not Reported $24,040 8
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 42 96% 96% $25,000 $29,250 42
History 20 100% 100% Not Reported $25,190 20
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 3 100% 100% Not Reported $36,490 3
Psychology, General 48 92% 92% $28,880 $29,690 48
Sociology 33 97% 97% $26,280 $30,120 33
Special Education and Teaching 37 100% 100% $29,800 $36,750 37
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 56 98% 98% $26,860 $36,670 56
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 52 97% 97% $27,000 $37,090 52

Salary Scores for BHSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Curriculum and Instruction 69 100% 100% Not Reported $53,110 69
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 4 93% 93% $20,500 $33,640 4
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 24 100% 100% Not Reported $43,580 24

Most Recent Reviews

Bethany R. 2/24/2017

The biology program at BHSU is small enough to provide individual attention from instructors but diverse enough to appeal to many pre-professional and pre-graduate students. Every professor that I worked with never failed to take the time to answer my questions or help me in any way they could. Not only is the university itself a great place to be, but the location is excellent. The Black Hills of South Dakota offer biology students a wonderful backdrop for research as well as outdoor activities. In addition,... Read More

Anne Orban 4/28/2016

I attended Black Hills State University for 4 1/2 years I studied Mass Communications. This school is very dedicated to its students and helping them achieve their professional goals. Excellence in all work was always encouraged and professors are always there to help when needed. I met some of my best friends and colleagues at BHSU. BHSU inspired me to continue pursuing education because of the high quality learning, and am now enrolled in a graduate program. Not only did I receive my education through BHSU... Read More