Bluefield State College

Bluefield, WV, USA
3.28 Average Rating

Bluefield State College is a public, historically black college established in the state of West Virginia. The college also maintains a satellite campus in Beckley, which serves students in the county of Raleigh and features programs in Nursing, Radiology, and Criminal Justice. Students attending the main campus have the opportunity to enroll in over 40 career-oriented majors and minor programs, which result in either associate or bachelor-level degrees. Many courses at Bluefield are available to take online and are complemented with live events and content delivered via the internet, TV, CDs, and DVDs.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
83%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
88%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
87%
Submitting ACT
11%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 934
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,362
Total Number of Undergrads
1,362
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
48%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
13%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
27%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,348
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,728
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$13,032
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$2000

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
91%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,811
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
91%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,463
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,487

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
45%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,129
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,444
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$196
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Big Blue
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$31,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.28 Average Rating
Bluefield State is a phenomenal college. all instructors are willing to help you succeed and try to help you the best they can. Bluefield State College also offer many different programs and degrees.
Samantha from Northfork, WV
Bluefield State College is nationally accredited in over 14 major degree programs, and offers an outstanding and affordable academic experience. BSC, an historically black college, was built in 1895, which makes it the most historically rich and diversified school in West Virginia. I am very proud to be a future graduate from this wonderful college!
Michele from Mt. Hope, WV

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