• Bluefield State College is dedicated to preparing you for a career and helping you develop the skills that will equip you to assume a leadership role in society. All members of the staff are here to help you to succeed. At BSC, the Student Government Association’s (SGA) purpose is to serve as the main governing body for students. The SGA provides funding for recognized student organizations, promotes events on campus that create pride in the campus, and voices the opinions and concerns of the student body to the administration. Overall, the SGA strives to bring all students together; through hard work and dedication, the SGA constantly works to make BSC a better place. Beyond the events and activities BSC offers, you will also notice that we are a culturally diverse campus with a rich historical background that will provide you with the history, education and social skills needed to thrive in today’s workforce. The faculty and staff here at BSC will drive you to, not only meet but exceed the goals set forth by the college, as well as your own goals.

School Highlights

Bluefield State College serves 1,243 students (76% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 15%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,243 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,832
  • Out-state tuition: $11,064
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Bluefield State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 163 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
Bluefield State College
(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
163 staff
49 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bluefield State College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Bluefield State College diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,243 students
1,162 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
949 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Students
294 students
434 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
106 students
154 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
949 students
628 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
294 students
453 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
100 students
% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
6%
5%
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% White
89%
85%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
n/a
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% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.20
0.27
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
0.56%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.97%
1.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,700
$25,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,832 is more than the state average of $3,610. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,064 is more than the state average of $8,321. The out-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,832
$3,610
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,064
$8,321
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$19,000
$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,159
$4,580
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Acceptance Rate
90%
90%
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SAT Total Avg.
910
910
SAT Reading
450
450
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SAT Math
460
460
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SAT Writing
330
330
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ACT Total Avg.
56
56
ACT Composite
19
19
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ACT English
19
19
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ACT Math
18
18
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ACT Writing
20
20
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bluefield State College cost?

Bluefield State College's tuition is approximately $5,832 for In-State students and $11,064 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Bluefield State College?

The acceptance rate of Bluefield State College is 90%, which is equal to the state average of 90%.

What is Bluefield State College's ranking?

Bluefield State College ranks among the top 20% of community college in West Virginia for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

School Calendar

View the Bluefield State College yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

  • Event Date
  • Last Day for Late Registration or Adding Classes January 13, 2023 (Friday)
  • Last Day to Drop a Class in the 1st 8-Weeks Session February 17, 2023 (Friday)
  • Pre-Spring Break Party March 09, 2023 (Thursday)
  • Spring Break-No Classes March 16, 2023 (Thursday)
  • Last Day to Drop a Class and Receive a Grade of "W" or Officially Withdraw from the College March 31, 2023 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,243 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,832
  • Out-state tuition: $11,064
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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