Bluefield State College

219 Rock St, Bluefield, WV

Campus image of Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College is a public historically black institution located in Bluefield, WV. Many historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Bluefield State College has a yearly student enrollment of about two thousand.

Students may pick from several areas of study, including:

  • General Studies
  • Nursing
  • Elementary Education
  • Business Administration

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. The most common exam scores among students admitted to Bluefield State College are in the range of 17 - 22 for the ACT exam, or 843 - 1080 on the SAT. This school has an admissions rate of around 69 percent of which only 79 percent decided to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay close to $5,400, while out-of-state residents pay $10,000 for the year. Students attending Bluefield State College may be eligible for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Bluefield State College is the "Big Blues", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Softball (NCAA Division II)
  • Tennis (NCAA Division II)

Students can visit the school's to see additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Bluefield State College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Bluefield State College is about 1,500. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 18% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. 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 estimates are:
    • State Residents: $6,100-$7,300
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$13,540
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $250-$300 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $470-$560 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships88%$6,617
Receiving Student Loans45%$6,050
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Bluefield State College may offer services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Bluefield State College is around 24%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years6%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Bluefield State College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Eastern College Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Eastern College Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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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 Bluefield 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,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

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Contact Information

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