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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. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Bismarck State College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 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 655 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is farm/farm and ranch management.

Overall Quality

BSC landed the #351 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 14 colleges in North Dakota, BSC is ranked at #3.

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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

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Bismarck State College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 97%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  97 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bismarck State College

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Bismarck State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,716 undergraduates at BSC with 1,955 being full-time and 1,761 being part-time.

How Much Does Bismarck State College Cost?

The overall average net price of BSC is $9,420. 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 +
$6,205 $6,514 $9,211 $11,357 $12,020

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BSC, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $5,757 a year. That adds up to $23,028 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BSC is 7.9%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from BSC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $44,800 in their early years. 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.


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Location of Bismarck State College

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

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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 60 $94,408
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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 2,434 students took at least one online class at Bismarck State College. This is an increase from the 2,005 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,434 1,381
2018-2019 2,005 1,212
2017-2018 2,465 1,695
2016-2017 2,394 1,623
2015-2016 2,432 1,691

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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