Bluefield State College

Tel: (304)327-4000
1,935 students
Public institution
Bluefield State College is dedicated to preparing you for a career and helping you develop the skills that will equip you to assume a leadership role in society. All members of the staff are here to help you to succeed. At BSC, the Student Government Association’s (SGA) purpose is to serve as the main governing body for students. The SGA provides funding for recognized student organizations, promotes events on campus that create pride in the campus, and voices the opinions and concerns of the student body to the administration. Overall, the SGA strives to bring all students together; through hard work and dedication, the SGA constantly works to make BSC a better place. Beyond the events and activities BSC offers, you will also notice that we are a culturally diverse campus with a rich historical background that will provide you with the history, education and social skills needed to thrive in today’s workforce. The faculty and staff here at BSC will drive you to, not only meet but exceed the goals set forth by the college, as well as your own goals.
School Highlights
Bluefield State College serves 1,935 students (82% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 14%.
Bluefield State College is one of 2 community colleges within Mercer County, WV.
The nearest community college is Valley College-Princeton (10.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 102 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
College Bluefield State College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 102 staff
61 staff
Bluefield State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,935 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,935 students 1,315 students
Bluefield State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1
Bluefield State College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,583 students
815 students
Bluefield State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 352 students
1,061 students
Bluefield State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Bluefield State College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Bluefield State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Bluefield State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Bluefield State College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Bluefield State College Unknown (2007-2010)
% Non Resident races
Bluefield State College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Bluefield 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. 0.27 0.70
Bluefield State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,564 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,536 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,564 $5,590
Bluefield State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,536 $10,086
Bluefield State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Bluefield State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 43%
Bluefield State College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 910
Bluefield State College SAT Total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 450
Bluefield State College SAT Reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 460
Bluefield State College SAT Math (2006-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 56
Bluefield State College ACT Total (2006-2013)
ACT Composite 19
Bluefield State College ACT Composite (2006-2013)
ACT English 19
Bluefield State College ACT English (2006-2013)
ACT Math 18
Bluefield State College ACT Math (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Valley College-Princeton
    Private for-profit
    66 students | 10.50 Mi616 Harrison St
    Princeton, WV 24740
  • 3,605 students | 23.70 Mi1000 E Main Street
    Wytheville, VA 24382
  • 4,676 students | 31.80 Mi5251 College Drive
    Dublin, VA 24084
  • 1,839 students | 33.00 Mi369 College Road US Rt. 19 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill
    Richlands, VA 24641
  • Valley College-Beckley
    Private for-profit
    234 students | 34.60 Mi120 New River Town Center
    Beckley, WV 25801
Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,559 per year for in-state students and $7,898 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,386 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

West Virginia 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 0.25, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.