Bismarck State College

  • 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 to Bismarck State College is Lake Region State College (128.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Bismarck State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Dakota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 206 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Bismarck State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bismarck State College diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,002 students1,857 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:122:1
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# Full-Time Students2,303 students530 students
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# Part-Time Students1,699 students1,327 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Bismarck State College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of ND.
Total Dormitory Capacity
309240
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
2%
% Hispanic
3%
2%
% Black
2%
2%
% White
89%
80%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
2%
11%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bismarck State College.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in ND.
Diversity Score0.210.35
College Completion Rate (Year 2008)
32%
32%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$45,500$38,300

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
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,200$6,916
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Bismarck State College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of ND by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%89%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$11,588$11,588
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,500$5,500
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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