Bismarck State College Overview
Located in Bismarck, North Dakota, Bismarck State College is a public institution. The location of BSC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Bismarck State College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at BSC.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from BSC with a bachelor's degree make about $44,800 a year. That's 10% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Bismarck State College Rankings
BSC landed the #50 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 10 schools in North Dakota.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
BSC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at BSC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards BSC has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Bismarck State College?
Contact details for BSC are given below.
|Address:||1500 Edwards Ave., Bismarck, ND 58506-5587|
How Do I Get Into BSC?
You can apply to BSC online at: https://bismarckstate.edu/admissions/howtoapply/
Can I Afford Bismarck State College?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At BSC, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,592 a year. That adds up to $22,368 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at BSC is 6.4%. 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.
Bismarck State College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 2,040 full-time undergraduates at BSC, 60% are male and 40% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bismarck State College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||56|
|Hispanic or Latino||72|
North Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at Bismarck State College. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 7 countries are represented at BSC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Bahamas, and Philippines.
Online Learning at Bismarck State College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at BSC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in North Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of BSC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bismarck State College was 0.2%. This is the #2,012 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at BSC regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of BSC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at BSC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at BSC.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Bismarck State College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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