Bluefield State College

  • 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 1,563 students (80% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 13%.
  • Bluefield State College is one of 2 community colleges within Mercer County, WV.
  • The nearest community college to Bluefield State College is Valley College-Princeton (10.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Bluefield State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in West Virginia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
Bluefield State College(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty93 staff49 staff
Bluefield State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Bluefield State College has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bluefield State College diversity score of 0.28 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,563 students1,060 students
Bluefield State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:123:1
Bluefield State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,251 students435 students
Bluefield State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students312 students625 students
Bluefield State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bluefield State College Enrollment Breakdown WV All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Bluefield State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Bluefield State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Bluefield State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Bluefield State College More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
Bluefield State College Ethnicity Breakdown WV All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.280.24
Bluefield State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$23,900
Bluefield State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,832 is more than the state average of $4,026. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,064 is more than the state average of $8,257. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,832$4,026
Bluefield State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,064$8,257
Bluefield State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%93%
Bluefield State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$19,500$12,317
Bluefield State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$10,702$5,021
Bluefield State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate38%38%
Bluefield State College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.910910
SAT Reading450450
Bluefield State College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math460460
Bluefield State College SAT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Total Avg.5656
ACT Composite1919
Bluefield State College ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English1919
Bluefield State College ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math1818
Bluefield State College ACT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Writing2020
Bluefield State College ACT Writing (2009-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Valley College-Princeton
    Private, for profit
    89 students | 10.50 Mi617 Mercer Street
    Princeton WV  24740
  • 3,302 students | 23.70 Mi1000 E Main Street
    Wytheville VA  24382
  • 4,585 students | 31.80 Mi5251 College Drive
    Dublin VA  24084
  • 2,546 students | 33.00 Mi369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill
    Richlands VA  24641
  • Valley College-Beckley
    Private, for profit
    331 students | 34.60 Mi120 New River Town Center
    Beckley WV  25801
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Did You Know?
For West Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,026 per year for in-state students and $8,257 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,353 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

West Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in West Virginia is Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.