1500 Edwards Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58506
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 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)

Top Rankings

Bismarck State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Dakota for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 373 teachers has grown by 81% over five years.
Bismarck State College
(ND) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
373 staff
99 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 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,716 students
1,060 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,955 students
468 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,761 students
748 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.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
265 students
265 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,955 students
468 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
9 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,761 students
748 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
438 students
259 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
2%
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% Asian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Bismarck State College and the percentage of Asian community college students in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Bismarck State College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Bismarck State College and the percentage of Black community college students in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
90%
80%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Bismarck State College and the percentage of White community college students in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Bismarck State College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Bismarck State College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in ND by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
2%
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 Score
0.19
0.35
This chart display the diversity score of Bismarck State College and the community college average diversity score of ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
32%
32%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Bismarck State College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of ND by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
5.38%
0.31%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$45,500
$38,300
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Bismarck State College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of ND by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

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
$3,520
$4,270
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,200
$7,571
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 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Bismarck State College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$11,141
$10,754
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Bismarck State College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Bismarck State College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in ND by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
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 and Highest completion rates.

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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)

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Did You Know?

For North Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,270 per year for in-state students and $7,571 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 higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Dakota College at Bottineau. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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