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Is Bismarck State College a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. We've assembled this Bismarck State College veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Bismarck State College G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on BSC:

How Does BSC Rank for Veterans?

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To help identify those institutions that do a stellar job at supporting veterans, College Factual produces its Best Schools for Veterans list each year.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Bismarck State College at #770.The school also ranked #5 in our Best for Vets in North Dakota ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. The table below shows how BSC fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 299
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 638

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at BSC ranked compared to those at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Farm/Farm & Ranch Management Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Environmental Control Technologies Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Nuclear Engineering Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Nuclear Engineering Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Other Environmental Control Technologies Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Other Industrial Production Technologies Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Nuclear Engineering Technology Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Electronics Engineering Technology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Agricultural Business Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3

How Many Veterans Go to BSC?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

According to the VA, there are 194 G.I. Bill® students at BSC. The school has a total enrollment of 3,716 students. This means that around 5.22% of students are using the GI Bill® to help them afford their education. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at BSC

Bismarck State College participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Does BSC Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
BSC may grant college credit to you if you have specific knowledge from your life experiences. Check with the school for more details.

BSC might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

BSC Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at BSC.

Complaints to the VA About BSC

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.


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