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 1,241 students (77% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 15%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 163 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Bluefield State College(WV) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse FieldsAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty163 staff49 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

School Calendar

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

  • Event Date
  • Last Day to Drop a Summer I Session Class June 10, 2022 (Friday)
  • Last day for Registration or Adding Classes June 23, 2022 (Thursday)
  • Last Day to Drop a Summer II or 10-Week Session Class July 15, 2022 (Friday)

Student Body

The student population of Bluefield State College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Bluefield State College diversity score of 0.27 is equal to the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,241 students1,009 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:115:1
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# Full-Time Students950 students567 students
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# Part-Time Students291 students442 students
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% Hispanic
1%
2%
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% Black
10%
6%
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% White
85%
85%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
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1%
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Diversity Score0.270.27
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$25,000
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Tuition Cost 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 8% 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 14% 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 Aid96%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$20,500$9,753
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,500$4,750
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Acceptance Rate94%94%
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SAT Total Avg.910910
SAT Reading450450
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SAT Math460460
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SAT Writing330330
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ACT Total Avg.5656
ACT Composite1919
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ACT English1919
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ACT Math1818
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ACT Writing2020
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Bluefield State College is Wytheville Community College (23.2 miles away).
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