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Campus & Student Life at Bluefield State College

Home to about 1,243 undergraduates in 2020, Bluefield State College is a small, public college located in Bluefield, West Virginia. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Bluefield State College offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Bluefield State College can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Bluefield State College Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Bluefield State College is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)

The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Bluefield State College is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (it currently is not). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Bluefield State College Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bluefield State College Disability Services.

Bluefield State College for the Military

While not a "service academy", Bluefield State College does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. There is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Bluefield State College Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Bluefield State College for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College does not offer on-campus housing.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bluefield State College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,243 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 949 (76.3%). Part-time attendance was 294 (23.7%).


Bluefield State College is Ranked #2,568 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bluefield State College is less diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Bluefield State College #2568 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Bluefield State College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Bluefield State College by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Bluefield State College Diversity Guide.

Bluefield State College Competes in the NCAA

Bluefield State College has a total of 146 student athletes, 74 men and 72 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,327,814
Total Expenses (all teams)$1,263,936

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bluefield State College Athletics

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