Bismarck State College in Bismarck

Bismarck, ND

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Bismarck State College offers 267-degree programs and 123 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. 56.5% are women, and 43.5% are men. Bismarck State College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bismarck State College is 8668$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $7920 and $14721 per year. 41% of full-time Bismarck State College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $38,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bismarck State College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bismarck State College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,360
$30,001 - $48,000$6,393
$48,001 - $75,000$8,787
$75,001 - $110,000$10,321



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 2521

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1592 of Bismarck State College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 40 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bismarck State College number 7 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Dakota.

Students at Bismarck State College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Bismarck State College graduation rate is below the national average.

41% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bismarck State College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bismarck State College is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Bismarck State College the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bismarck State College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in North Dakota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1500 Edwards Avenue address in Bismarck, North Dakota.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bismarck State College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are aggravated assault and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bismarck State College offers 267 programs in total: 126 are for Associate's degree, 75 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 60 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 3 - for Bachelor's degree, and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 30 universities in North Dakota state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered. Bismarck State College is one of the few institutions in North Dakota that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 123 distance education programs that are offered in the Bismarck State College: 51 are for Associate's degree, 39 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 27 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 3 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the North Dakota state average data to help you compare.


Bismarck State College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3001 students with 90031 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Location & Website

Address: 1603 Edwards Ave.


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7012245400

Institution is active in current year: 1

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