Black Hills State University, also known as BHSU, was established in 1883. It is a four-year, public university located in Spearfish, South Dakota. The main campus is spread across an area of more than 120 acres. BHSU was founded by the Dakota Territorial Legislature as Dakota Territory Spearfish Normal School. After several name and status changes the university was given its present name on July 1, 1989. Each year the university has an enrollment of more than 4,000 students. BHSU offers more than 80 majors, and several bachelor's, master's, and associate's degrees. The university is a network of following colleges:
BHSU's student body is diverse and impressive and the university possesses a prominent athletics department. The sports teams participate in various games including baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, golf and others. Their sports teams are known as the Yellow Jackets.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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