Bismarck State College

1603 Edwards Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58506-5587
Tel: (701)224-5400
4,002 students
Public institution
  • Bismarck State College, the third largest college in the North Dakota University System, is a comprehensive community college providing student-centered learning in these areas: transfer courses, technical programs, online classes and programs, corporate and continuing education, and workforce training. Bismarck State College, an innovative community college, offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities.
School Highlights
Bismarck State College serves 4,002 students (58% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 15%.
Bismarck State College is the only community colleges within Burleigh County, ND.
The nearest community college is Lake Region State College (128.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 206 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College Bismarck State College (ND) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 206 staff 40 staff
Bismarck State College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 4,002 has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has grown by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,002 students 1,038 students
Bismarck State College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 21:1
Bismarck State College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,303 students 530 students
Bismarck State College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,699 students 435 students
Bismarck State College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Bismarck State College Enrollment Breakdown ND All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity 309 240
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
2%
Bismarck State College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
3%
3%
Bismarck State College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
2%
3%
Bismarck State College Black (2006-2014)
% White
89%
85%
Bismarck State College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Bismarck State College More (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Bismarck State College Non Resident (2012-2014)
% Unknown races
2%
4%
Bismarck State College Ethnicity Breakdown ND All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.21 0.27
Bismarck State College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,325 is less than the state average of $3,908. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,820 is more than the state average of $5,446. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,325 $3,908
Bismarck State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,820 $5,446
Bismarck State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81% 89%
Bismarck State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Bismarck State College, the third largest college in the North Dakota University System, is a comprehensive community college providing student-centered learning in these areas: transfer courses, technical programs, online classes and programs, corporate and continuing education, and workforce training. Bismarck State College, an innovative community college, offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities.

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Did You Know?
For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,908 per year for in-state students and $5,446 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,650 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

North Dakota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.27, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Dakota College at Bottineau. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.