Bismarck State College

1603 Edwards Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58506-5587
Tel: (701)224-5400
  • 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 22:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 20%.
  • 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 8% over five years.
Bismarck State College(ND) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty206 staff40 staff
Bismarck State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,002 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has grown by 82% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,002 students1,857 students
Bismarck State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:122:1
Bismarck State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,303 students530 students
Bismarck State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,699 students1,327 students
Bismarck State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bismarck State College Enrollment Breakdown ND All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
309240
Bismarck State College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
2%
Bismarck State College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
2%
Bismarck State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
2%
2%
Bismarck State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
89%
80%
Bismarck State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Bismarck State College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Bismarck State College Non Resident (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
11%
Bismarck State College Ethnicity Breakdown ND All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.210.35
Bismarck State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
32%
32%
Bismarck State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2008)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$45,500$38,300
Bismarck State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,520 is less than the state average of $4,337. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,200 is more than the state average of $6,916. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,520$4,337
Bismarck State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,200$6,916
Bismarck State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%89%
Bismarck State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,588$11,588
Bismarck State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Bismarck State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $4,337 per year for in-state students and $6,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,764 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

North Dakota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.35, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Williston State College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.