Bismarck State College

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General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 5587

Bismarck, ND 58506-5587

(701) 224-5429

(800) 445-5073

Fax: (701) 224-5643

Contact: Karla Gabriel

Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Services
Main Address

PO Box 5587

Bismarck, ND 58506-5587

(701) 224-5400

Total undergrads: 3,788

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 874

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,788


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Test scores required for selective admission programs in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration, automotive technology, automotive collision technology, carpentry, electronics technology, line worker (electrical), power plant technology, process plant technology, welding, hotel restaurant management, commercial art.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A,C
Farm/Ranch Management A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Hotel/Motel Management C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Operations Management B
Restaurant/Food Services Management C
Transportation/Transportation Management A

Communications & Journalism

Public Relations A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Web/Multimedia Design A

Construction Trades

Carpentry A,C
Lineworker A,C


Teacher Assistance A

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Engineering Technology – General A
GIS technology A,C
Industrial Technology A,C
Nuclear A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A
Phlebotomy C
Surgical Technology A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology A,C

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Bismarck State College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (701) 224-5400
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1500 Edwards Ave., Bismarck, ND 58506-5587
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,739
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,734 (46% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,160
Out-of-state Tuition: $5,820
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 80%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $3,881

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bismarck State College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bismarck State College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 351
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Construction Trades 42
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1691
Health Professions and Related Programs 67
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 12
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 114
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Precision Production 21
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 22
Visual and Performing Arts 21
Grand total 51422

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bismarck State College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,160
Out-of-state $5,820
Books and supplies $1,100

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 639 80%
Grant or scholarship aid 504 63% $3,881
Student loan aid 342 43% $5,769

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,425 38% $4,109
Federal student loans 1,031 27% $5,866

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bismarck State College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bismarck State College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bismarck State College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,739
Undergraduate enrollment 3,739
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bismarck State College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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