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Bismarck State College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Bismarck State College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Bismarck State College was awarded 17 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

BSC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BSC?

Acceptance Rate

Since Bismarck State College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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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

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much 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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Below Average Overall Diversity at BSC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,756 undergraduates at BSC with 2,067 being full-time and 1,689 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 24.56 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  24.56 out of 100
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How Much Does Bismarck State College Cost?

The overall average net price of BSC is $10,193. 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 +
$6,534 $7,556 $9,679 $11,659 $12,405

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 55% of students took out student loans averaging $5,780 a year. That adds up to $23,120 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BSC is 6.5%. 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. That's great news for BSC students since it is 10% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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

Location of Bismarck State College

Bismarck State College is a public institution located in Bismarck, North Dakota. Bismarck is a great location for students who prefer city over country 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 59 $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 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 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

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