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Bismarck State College

FALL 2017 ENROLLMENT 3,756

TYPES OF DEGREES Associate degrees, diploma and certificate programs, and one bachelor's degree

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS/DEGREES 101

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 25

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO 20 to 1

CAMPUS LIFE

The third largest college in the ND University System, BSC students can get involved in student publications, organizations and government as well as music and performing arts, intramurals and varsity athletics. With six residences halls, a new state-of-the-art library, remodeled student union and the availability of the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center, students find a true college experience at BSC..

LOCATION

The 107-acre campus, in the vibrant, capital city of Bismarck, is beautifully situated overlooking the Missouri River with easy access to the Interstate as well as Bismarck’s many amenities. Safe and easy to navigate, Bismarck-Mandan and the surrounding area have a growing population of more than 100,000.

THE AREA

Bismarck-Mandan boasts outstanding parks, trails and recreational opportunities along the Missouri River and throughout the surrounding area. You’ll find award-winning golf courses, indoor ice arenas, cross-country and downhill skiing, hunting, fishing and hunting. Entertainment abounds year round with sporting events, concerts, rodeo events, local festivals, live theater, restaurants, and a dynamic downtown with local retail, eateries and entertainment.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All students are welcome to apply, including currently enrolled high school students. Some technical programs have limited enrollments, academic and/or medical requirements. Students are encouraged to apply early to these in-demand programs.

Requirements include ACT and/or COMPASS; high school transcript or GED; other college transcripts; proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella; $35 application fee.

ACCREDITATION

BSC is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA).

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR COSTS*

TUITION $126.35 per credit hour
FEES $33.34 per credit (capped at 12 credits per semester)
ROOM & BOARD $6,486

* North Dakota full-time resident rates; non-resident rates are available at ndus.edu. Room and board rates assume double occupancy and standard meal plan.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The BSC Foundation offers more than $475,000 in scholarships to BSC students. Scholarships are available to both incoming freshmen and sophomores. Apply at bismarckstate.edu/scholarships.

PRIORITY DEADLINES

SCHOLARSHIPS March 1
FAFSA March 15
HOUSING Limited space, apply as soon as possible
ADMISSIONS Some programs have limited enrollment available, apply as soon as possible.

TYPES OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

Online courses and programs, Interactive Video Network (IVN), interactive television.

OTHER

BSC offers a wide array of dual-credit for high school students; several 2+2 programs, as well as a number of four-year degree programs that can be completed on campus in cooperation with Dickinson State University and Minot State University.

FIND YOUR BEYOND AT BSC

At Bismarck State College you’ll find 100+ programs to prepare you for what comes next in your life. Maybe you’d like to be job ready in two years or less. Our many technical programs offer a wide range of careers. You might be looking to start at BSC and transfer on to a four-year institution. We can help you there as well. Online and on-campus we’ve got a program you’ll love, and tuition you can live with.

POINTS OF PRIDE

Four-year degrees on campus – Dozens of bachelor’s degrees are offered on campus through our partnerships with Dickinson State University and Minot State University. BSC offers a bachelor of applied science in energy management online.

Technologically advanced – Programs like Cybersecurity and Energy Services & Renewable Technician offer hands-on and virtual labs. We also offer online degree programs and classes, along with state-of-the-art computer labs.

Ready to meet ND’s needs – Whether they earn a degree in Cybersecurity or welding; mechanical maintenance or nursing, BSC graduates thrive in the nation’s fastest growing careers.

Beautiful campus – Nestled in the heart of Bismarck, near a vibrant downtown and miles of walking and biking trails, the BSC campus provides stunning views of the Missouri River. New residence halls, the light-filled new Library English and Arts building (LEA Hall), a remodeled Student Union and the state-of-the-art National Energy Center of Excellence anchor our campus.

Tuition you can live with - For about $3800 a year, BSC is your affordable choice.

Bismarck State College

Nathan

Transfer Student

The quality of instruction by the professors was really, really excellent. The professors at BSC really knew what they were talking about and they were experienced.

“I ended college with no student debt at all, because I was able to go to BSC.”

BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE

1500 Edwards Ave
PO Box 5587
Bismarck, ND 58506–5587
701.224.5400
800.445.5073
www.bismarckstate.edu

ADMISSIONS/ENROLLMENT SERVICES

Karen Erickson
701.223.5424
Karen.Erickson@bismarckstate.edu

FINANCIAL AID

Scott Lingen
701-224-5441
scott.lingen@bismarckstate.edu

STUDENT LIFE/HOUSING

Heather Sheehan
701.224.5465
Heather.Sheehan@bismarckstate.edu

CAREER SERVICES

Kate Millner
701.224.5666
Katharine.Millner@bismarckstate.edu

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