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Bismarck State College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Bismarck State College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bismarck State College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bismarck State College was awarded 19 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

BSC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BSC?

Acceptance Rate

Bismarck State College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Bismarck State College admissions.

Bismarck State College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Bismarck State College, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bismarck State College is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bismarck State College

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Below Average Overall Diversity at BSC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,778 undergraduates at BSC with 2,040 being full-time and 1,738 being part-time.

BSC Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for BSC is 39.03 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  39.03 out of 100
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How Much Does Bismarck State College Cost?

The overall average net price of BSC is $10,165. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BSC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,763 $7,132 $9,883 $12,339 $12,736

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of BSC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At BSC, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,592 a year. That adds up to $22,368 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BSC is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do BSC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from BSC make about $44,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future BSC graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Bismarck State College make the most money.

Location of Bismarck State College

Located in Bismarck, North Dakota, Bismarck State College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Bismarck State College

Contact details for BSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 Edwards Ave., Bismarck, ND 58506-5587
Phone: 701-224-5400

Bismarck State College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 58 $100,500
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 NA
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 NA
General Business/Commerce 0 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 0 NA
Audiovisual Communications 0 NA
Computer Software & Applications 0 NA
Computer Systems Networking 0 NA
Carpentry 0 NA
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bismarck State College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BSC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,465 students took at least one online class at Bismarck State College. This is an increase from the 2,394 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,465 1,695
2016-2017 2,394 1,623
2015-2016 2,432 1,691
2014-2015 2,576 1,829
2013-2014 2,347 1,695

Learn more about online learning at Bismarck State College.

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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