Bismarck State College (BSC)

Bismarck, ND

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Bismarck State College Student Essentials

Bismarck State College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Mystic
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Parking Permit Required: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $3,325
Out-of-State Tuition: $7,820
Enrollment: 5,548
Year Established: 1939

About BSC

North Dakota students who want to explore their career options through a variety of two-year degrees and workforce training certificate programs do not have to look any further than the Bismarck State College in Bismarck, North Dakota.

If you would like to pursue a bachelor’s degree while at Bismarck State, the school offers an online bachelor’s degree in Energy Management. Bismarck also works with various schools in the North Dakota University System to offer baccalaureate completion programs in more than 20 fields.

Academics available at the Bismarck campus include an enormous selection of both career-based and transfer programs, such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Visual Arts
  • Electronics and Telecommunications Technology
  • Petroleum Engineering Technology
  • Speech Communication

To ensure that you are learning outside of the classroom as much as inside, Bismarck offers a rich college life. No matter where your interests lie, Bismarck has enriching learning opportunities for you.

You can help promote leadership in your academic field by joining a club like the Agriculture, Technology and Natural Resources group, explore student art showcases at the Student Union and participate in outreach programs coordinate by the Student Activities Association.

Bismarck determines admissions based upon an applicant’s strength of high school education, ACT and SAT scores and results of a mandatory COMPASS assessment examination.

Students who file a FAFSA and demonstrate need will be considered for Bismarck financial aid, available through programs like North Dakota State grants and federal grants, scholarships and direct loans.

BSC Map & Location

Bismarck State College
1603 Edwards Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58506

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Getting Around BSC


Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.


BSC Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,548
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 5,548

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 88%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 2%
African American 2%
Caucasian 88%
American Indian or Alaska native 2%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 43%
Part-Time 57%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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