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 stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Bluefield State College has stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,563 students1,060 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:123:1
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# Full-Time Students1,251 students435 students
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# Part-Time Students312 students625 students
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% Hispanic
1%
2%
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% Black
10%
7%
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% White
84%
87%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
4%
-
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Diversity Score0.280.24
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,700$25,000
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,064$8,257
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$19,500$11,788
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Median Debt for Dropouts$10,702$4,750
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Acceptance Rate38%38%
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SAT Total Avg.910910
SAT Reading450450
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SAT Math460460
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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: 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
    (304)425-2323
    10.5089
  • 3,302 students | 23.70 Mi1000 E Main Street
    Wytheville VA  24382
    (276)223-4700
    23.703,302
  • 4,585 students | 31.80 Mi5251 College Drive
    Dublin VA  24084
    (540)674-3600
    31.804,585
  • 2,546 students | 33.00 Mi369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill
    Richlands VA  24641
    (276)964-2555
    33.002,546
  • Valley College-Beckley
    Private, for profit
    331 students | 34.60 Mi120 New River Town Center
    Beckley WV  25801
    (304)252-9547
    34.60331
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