- 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.
Bismarck State College serves 3,716 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 20%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 3,716 students
- In-state tuition: $3,520
- Out-state tuition: $8,200
- Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
- Minority enrollment: 10%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Bismarck State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Dakota for:
The teacher population of 373 teachers has grown by 81% over five years.
Bismarck State College
(ND) Community College Avg.
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Bismarck State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Bismarck State College diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has declined by 24% over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,520 is less than the state average of $4,270. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,200 is more than the state average of $7,571. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Bismarck State College cost?
Bismarck State College's tuition is approximately $3,520 for In-State students and $8,200 for Out-State students.
What schools are Bismarck State College often compared to?
Bismarck State Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Dakota College at Bottineau by visitors of our site.
What is Bismarck State College's ranking?
Bismarck State College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Dakota for: Largest student body.
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