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Bismarck State College (BSC)

1603 Edwards Ave., Bismarck, ND

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Bismarck State College, located in Bismarck, North Dakota, was founded in 1939 and is the third largest institution in the North Dakota University System. The school is a comprehensive community college that also offers four year programs that result in specific bachelor's degrees. The school is dedicated to providing opportunities for students both locally, and within the system of schools, facilitating transfer and graduate program options for students seeking such opportunities.

Academics

Bismarck State College offers education for both transfer and career options. Transfer programs allow students to pursue education in a specific area after completing the first two years locally. Students may exercise this option if their desired bachelor program is unavailable at BSC. Students may also pursue career training options for the purposes of long term employment after graduation.

These programs take between one and two years and result in training and education in a specific high demand field , followed by entry into the workforce as a qualified professional.  Bachelor and Graduate level programs are also available, both having stricter admission requirements and curricula.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Admissions requirements at BSU will vary based on the type of program an individual wishes to enroll in. Associate level programs require students to be eighteen years of age or have a high school diploma. Students should supply transcripts and test scores if available. Meeting with a counselor and participating in orientation is also encouraged.

Bachelor level and higher programs require more stringent applications and admissions requirements. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships, awarded based on need determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $2,900-$3,400
    • Out-of-State: $7,600-$9,168
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $320-$380 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid81%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships56%$3,301
Receiving Student Loans49%$5,437

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Bismarck State College may provide services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Bismarck State College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mechanic and Repair Technology

    Precision Production

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Security and Protective Services

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Contact Information

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    nan%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    81%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    14:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    82

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $3,512