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 3,739 students (54% 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 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 26%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 373 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
Bismarck State College(ND) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty373 staff99 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Bismarck State College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Bismarck State College diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,739 students1,131 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:111:1
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# Full-Time Students2,033 students515 students
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# Part-Time Students1,706 students616 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
425 students259 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
2%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
4%
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% Black
2%
4%
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% White
86%
74%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
10%
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Diversity Score0.260.44
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College Completion Rate
32%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$45,500$38,300
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Tuition Cost 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 stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,520$4,270
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,200$7,571
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Bismarck State College is Lake Region State College (128.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,982 students | 128.20 Mi1801 College Dr N
    Devils Lake, ND 58301
    (701) 662-1600
    128.201,982
  • 1,006 students | 140.00 Mi105 Simrall Blvd
    Bottineau, ND 58318
    (701) 228-2277
    140.001,006
  • 959 students | 159.90 Mi1410 University Ave
    Williston, ND 58801
    (888) 863-9455
    159.90959
  • 447 students | 185.10 Mi300 College Dr
    Glendive, MT 59330
    (406) 377-3396
    185.10447
  • 653 students | 187.60 Mi4012 19th Avenue SW
    Fargo, ND 58103
    (701) 277-3889
    187.60653
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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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Dakota is Rasmussen College-North Dakota. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.