Bismarck State College

Tel: (701)224-5400
4,062 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 4,062 students (58% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 19%.
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 188 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
College Bismarck State College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 188 staff
61 staff
Bismarck State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,062 has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 69% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,062 students 1,315 students
Bismarck State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1
22:1
Bismarck State College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,365 students
815 students
Bismarck State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,697 students
1,061 students
Bismarck State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Bismarck State College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Bismarck State College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
20%
Bismarck State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
3%
15%
Bismarck State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
88%
49%
Bismarck State College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Bismarck State College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
6%
Bismarck State College Unknown (2006-2013)
Bismarck State College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.22 0.70
Bismarck State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,487 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,062 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,487 $5,590
Bismarck State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,062 $10,086
Bismarck State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 309 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
89%
Bismarck State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $3,896 per year for in-state students and $6,306 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 0.34, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Rasmussen College-North Dakota. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.