Bismarck State College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,167
3.99% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$11,309
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.6%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,771
48.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.1%
412 Graduates

About

Bismarck State College is a higher education institution located in Burleigh County, ND. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Bismarck State College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (329 degrees awarded), Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (91 degrees), and Registered Nursing (43 degrees).

In 2022, 1,078 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bismarck State College. 40.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 59.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (961 degrees), 22.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bismarck State College is $4,167, which is $−7,797 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bismarck State College is $4,167, which is $−7,797 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,309.

In 2022, 41% of undergraduate students attending Bismarck State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,167
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bismarck State College was $4,167. The cost of tuition at Bismarck State College is $−7,797 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$11,309
2022 Value
10.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bismarck State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,309. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bismarck State College grew by 10.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,742
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bismarck State College was of $7,742 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Bismarck State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.5% with respect to 2021, when 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.6%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Bismarck State College was 2.6%, which represents 22 out of the 845 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Bismarck State College had a total enrollment of 3,771 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bismarck State College is 1,821 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,950. This means that 48.3% of students enrolled at Bismarck State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bismarck State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.4% White, 4.83% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 2.39% Black or African American, 1.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.743% Asian, and 0.053% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bismarck State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (47.9%), followed by White Female (34.2%) and Two or More Races Male (3.02%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bismarck State College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,771 students. The full-time enrollment at Bismarck State College is 1,821 and the part-time enrollment is 1,950. This means that 48.3% of students enrolled at Bismarck State College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,768 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    182 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    172 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bismarck State College is 73.4% White, 4.83% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 2.39% Black or African American, 1.54% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.743% Asian, and 0.053% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 42.6% White, 27.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 451 students (12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 208 fewer women than men received degrees from Bismarck State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bismarck State College is white (961 degrees awarded). There were 22.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Bismarck State College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (329 degrees awarded), followed by Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (91 degrees) and Registered Nursing (43 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Bismarck State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (244 degrees awarded), Construction (60 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (329 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Software developers (562,767 people), Other managers (154,593 people), Computer occupations, all other (122,921 people), Computer & information systems managers (114,327 people), and Computer programmers (94,459 people).

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (244 degrees awarded), Construction (60 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (329 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (55 degrees), and Precision Production (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (244 degrees awarded), Construction (60 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (329 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (55 degrees), and Precision Production (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Computer Systems Design (596,623 people), Elementary & secondary schools (174,949 people), Construction (145,469 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (120,247 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (87,611 people).

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (244 degrees awarded), Construction (60 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (329 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (55 degrees), and Precision Production (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bismarck State College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 329 degrees awarded
  2. 91 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Bismarck State College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 329 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

643
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
435
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 643 degrees were awarded to men at Bismarck State College, which is 1.48 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (435).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Bismarck State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.53 times less than the 215 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 215 degrees were awarded to men at Bismarck State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.89 times more than the 114 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bismarck State College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.94% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    961 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    42 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bismarck State College is white (961 degrees awarded). There were 22.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

0.371% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    571 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    390 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bismarck State College is white male (571 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (390 degrees).

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Operations

Bismarck State College has an endowment valued at nearly $24M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 16.5k (0.0687%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Bismarck State College had a total salary expenditure of 50.5M. Bismarck State College employs 56 Associate professors, 39 Assistant professors and 6 Professors. Most academics at Bismarck State College are Female Associate professor (29), Male Associate professor (27), and Male Assistant professor (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bismarck State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, Service, with 35 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

Endowment

$24M
2022 Endowment
1.39%
decline from 2021

Bismarck State College has an endowment valued at about $24M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bismarck State College declined 1.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.3M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$18.8M
2022 Salaries
4.12%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Bismarck State College paid a median of $18.8M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($50.5M) and a 4.12% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.32M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bismarck State College paid a total of $6.32M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bismarck State College were Associate professor with 56 employees, Assistant professor with 39 employees, and Professor with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bismarck State College were Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees, Service with 35 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bismarck State College was Female Associate professor with 29 employees, Male Associate professor with 27 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Bismarck State College.

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