Bluefield State College

Tel: (304)327-4000
1,943 students
Public institution

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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 1,943 students (82% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 8%.
Bluefield State College is one of 2 community colleges within Mercer County, WV.
The nearest community college is Valley College-Princeton (10.5 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 1,943 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,943 students
1,303 students
Bluefield State College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,600 students
836 students
Bluefield State College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 343 students
1,046 students
Bluefield State College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Bluefield State College sch enrollment Bluefield State College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Bluefield State College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Bluefield State College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Bluefield State College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Bluefield State College sch ethnicity Bluefield State College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Bluefield State College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,180 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,944 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,180 $5,940
Bluefield State College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,944 $10,072
Bluefield State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 40%
Bluefield State College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
SAT Total Avg. 910
Bluefield State College sat total (2006-2012)
SAT Reading 450
Bluefield State College sat reading (2006-2012)
SAT Math 460
Bluefield State College sat math (2006-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 19
ACT English 19
ACT Math 18
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,452 per year for in-state students and $9,213 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,690 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 0.15, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Valley College-Beckley. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.