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IPEDS ID: 200022
OPE ID: 00298800
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Bismarck State College
1603 Edwards Ave., Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5587
General information:  (701) 224-5400
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,062 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
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Mission Statement
  Bismarck State College, an innovative community college, offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public 4-year Primarily Associate's
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty119208
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,043$5,146$5,300$5,5144.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$5,043$5,146$5,146$5,5147.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$12,699$12,780$12,925$13,3012.9%
Off Campus$12,699$12,780$12,771$13,3014.2%
Off Campus with Family$7,656$7,634$7,625$7,7872.1%
On Campus$17,194$17,275$17,420$17,8762.6%
Off Campus$17,194$17,275$17,266$17,8763.5%
Off Campus with Family$12,151$12,129$12,120$12,3622.0%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid161783%————
Grant or scholarship aid44560%$1,690,490$3,799
Federal grants24132%$947,409$3,931
Pell grants24132%$895,814$3,717
Other federal grants13518%$51,595$382
State/local government grant or scholarships31742%$478,493$1,509
Institutional grants or scholarships18525%$264,588$1,430
Student loan aid40654%$2,140,677$5,273
Federal student loans39553%$1,864,431$4,720
Other student loans537%$276,246$5,212
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,64440%$6,160,219$3,747
Pell grants97424%$3,490,447$3,584
Federal student loans1,58239%$8,803,309$5,565
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$7,959$7,582$7,365
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$5,852$5,548$4,734
$30,001 – $48,000$6,396$6,267$5,638
$48,001 – $75,000$8,944$9,047$8,448
$75,001 – $110,000$10,630$10,486$10,206
$110,001 and more$10,910$10,968$10,473
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)4,062
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment281
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 58%
Part-time: 42%Student Gender:
Male: 56%
Female: 44%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 88%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 66%
25 and over: 34%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 91%
Out-of-state: 7%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 42%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 41%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 48 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 41%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 5%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
White: 43%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 27%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General12--
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management17--
Category total29--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General12d-1d
Business/Commerce, General20d--
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry1d-2d
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0--
Operations Management and Supervision-35d-
Transportation/Mobility Management0--
Category total33d35d3d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management1-0
Category total1-0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications9--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design8d-4d
Category total17d-4d
Construction Trades
Category total21-40
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician103d-7d
Engineering Technology, General7--
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other9d-1d
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other70d-5d
Industrial Technology/Technician36d-5d
Instrumentation Technology/Technician11d--
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician12d-1d
Petroleum Technology/Technician8d-2d
Surveying Technology/Surveying0d-9d
Category total256d-30d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other0-5
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician7--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)4-0
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training0-33
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary2--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse20--
Surgical Technology/Technologist4--
Category total37-38
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies2d--
Fire Science/Fire-fighting0-0
Category total2d-0
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary5--
Category total5--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies370--
Category total370--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician2-6
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician3-10
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician0-4
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology9-3
Category total14-23
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3-0
Category total3-0
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder6-18
Category total6-18
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General14d-4d
Social Work0--
Category total14d-4d
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art28-0
Category total28-0
Grand total83635160
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division II MenWomen
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1966 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations210
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate5.7%6.3%5.5%
Number in default847763
Number in repayment1,4581,2201,140
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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