Bismarck State College

BSC Demographics & Diversity Report

Is BSC really diverse? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth and stats about diversity at BSC. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

BSC Student Population

3,739 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Bismarck State College?

BSC total enrollment is approximately 3,739 students.

BSC Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time BSC undergraduate population is made up of 39% women, and 61% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BSC Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,754
Multi-Ethnic 89
Hispanic 68
Black or African American 46
Asian 16
Unknown 10
International 8
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

BSC achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #2,143 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  2143 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  39.03 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 BSC Diversity Compare to National Averages?


BSC 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

13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

BSC is ranked 3,083 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  3083 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  18.66 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.

BSC Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 3,216
Hispanic 152
Multi-Ethnic 146
Black or African American 93
Asian 29
Unknown 23
International 11
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Bismarck State College Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 484
Asian 2
Multi-Ethnic 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at BSC.

Average Male/Female Ratio

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BSC ranks 1,736 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1736 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  54.21 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.


There are approximately 1,619 female students and 2,120 male students at BSC.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of BSC is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  98.99 out of 100.
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There are more male teachers than female teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 246 female teachers and 251 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

5.13% Out of State
0.11% Out of the Country

BSC ranks 1,464 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

5.13% of BSC students come from out of state, and 0.11% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  32 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 19 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
North Dakota 832
North Dakota 832
South Dakota 9
Montana 6
Florida 4

International Students at BSC

Students from 7 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Nigeria, Bahamas, and Philippines.

Learn more about international students at BSC.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
46.99% 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  87.36 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At BSC, 46.99% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 1,221
20-21 544
35 and over 540
25-29 342
22-24 336
30-34 302
Under 18 0

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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