Black Hills State University

BHSU Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to find out how diverse the standard college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the BHSU diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

BHSU Student Population

How Many Students Attend Black Hills State University?

BHSU total enrollment is approximately 3,858 students.

1,945 are undergraduates and 23 are graduate students.

BHSU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time BHSU undergraduate population is made up of 64% women, and 36% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BHSU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,555
Hispanic 108
Multi-Ethnic 102
International 43
Black or African American 27
Unknown 18
Asian 15
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

BHSU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 83% of full-time grad students are women, and 17% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BHSU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 15
Unknown 5
Hispanic 1
International 1
Asian 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Multi-Ethnic 0
Black or African American 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

BHSU achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,614 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1614 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  54.08 out of 100
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The overall diversity score is created by adding up the results of the racial-ethnic, geographic, age and male/female diversity rankings.

How Does BHSU Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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BHSU is considered middle of the road when it comes to overall diversity. Some aspects of diversity may be stronger than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

BHSU is ranked 2,753 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2753 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  27.37 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

BHSU Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 3,072
Hispanic 197
Multi-Ethnic 178
Unknown 102
International 69
Black or African American 54
Asian 35
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Black Hills State University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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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

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Average Male/Female Ratio

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BHSU ranks 2,157 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  2157 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  43.10 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 2,441 female students and 1,417 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.

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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.

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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.

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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%.

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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

Footnotes

*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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