Black Hills State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Black Hills State University ranks better than only 34% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Black Hills State University ranks better than only 32% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for BHSU Bachelor's Degrees

BHSU ranks higher than 34% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 55% $26,028 $29,685 55%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 23% $23,663 $36,521 23%
Communication and Media Studies 9% $25,000 $25,194 9%
Community Organization and Advocacy 32% $31,000 $31,314 32%
Design and Applied Arts 8% Not Reported $24,035 8%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 42% $25,000 $29,250 42%
History 20% Not Reported $25,194 20%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 3% Not Reported $36,494 3%
Psychology, General 48% $28,875 $29,685 48%
Sociology 33% $26,282 $30,119 33%
Special Education and Teaching 37% $29,796 $36,745 37%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 56% $26,858 $36,668 56%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 52% $27,000 $37,088 52%

Salary Scores for BHSU Master's Degrees

BHSU ranks higher than 20% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Curriculum and Instruction 69% Not Reported $53,108 69%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 4% $20,500 $33,637 4%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 24% Not Reported $43,575 24%

Black Hills State University Reviews

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