Bismarck State College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,320
4.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,016
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.94%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
3,739
54.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
49.1%
367 Graduates

About

Bismarck State College is a higher education institution located in Burleigh County, ND. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bismarck State College were Operations Management & Supervision (58 degrees awarded) and Surveying Technology (0 degrees).

In 2019, 1,118 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bismarck State College. 41.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 58.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (981 degrees), 27.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bismarck State College is $3,320, which is $−9,169 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bismarck State College is $3,320, which is $−9,169 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,016.

In 2019, 38% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,320
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bismarck State College was $3,320. The cost of tuition at Bismarck State College is $−9,169 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$9,016
2019 Value
3.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bismarck State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,016. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bismarck State College grew by 3.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,284
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bismarck State College was of $6,284 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 14.9% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
27%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Bismarck State College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.56% with respect to 2018, when 39% 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.
7.94%
2017 Default Rate
75
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Bismarck State College was 7.94%, which represents 75 out of the 945 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Bismarck State College has a total enrollment of 3,739 students. The full-time enrollment at Bismarck State College is 2,033 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,706. This means that 54.4% of students enrolled at Bismarck State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bismarck State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86% White, 4.07% Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% Two or More Races, 2.49% Black or African American, 1.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.776% Asian, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bismarck State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (52.4%), followed by White Female (33.9%) and Two or More Races Male (2.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bismarck State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,739 students. The full-time enrollment at Bismarck State College is 2,033 and the part-time enrollment is 1,706. This means that 54.4% of students enrolled at Bismarck State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bismarck State College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Bismarck State College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,216
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    152
  3. Two or More Races
    146

The enrolled student population at Bismarck State College is 86% White, 4.07% Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% Two or More Races, 2.49% Black or African American, 1.71% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.776% Asian, and 0.134% 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 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 23 students (0.615%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 188 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 (981 degrees awarded). There were 27.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bismarck State College is Operations Management & Supervision (58 degrees awarded), followed by Surveying Technology (0 degrees) and N/A.

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 (263 degrees awarded), Construction (66 degrees), and Agriculture (41 degrees).

Workforce

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 Other managers (85,247 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (61,627 people), Construction managers (47,584 people), Software developers (37,085 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (33,741 people).

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (263 degrees awarded), Construction (66 degrees), Agriculture (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (447 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (57 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (263 degrees awarded), Construction (66 degrees), Agriculture (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (447 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (57 degrees).

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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 Elementary & secondary schools (140,932 people), Construction (124,982 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (65,609 people), Computer Systems Design (54,171 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (36,132 people).

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (263 degrees awarded), Construction (66 degrees), Agriculture (41 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (447 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (57 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 58 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 0 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bismarck State College was Operations Management & Supervision with 58 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

653
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
465
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 653 degrees were awarded to men at Bismarck State College, which is 1.4 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (465).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 171 degrees were awarded to men at Bismarck State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.62 times less than the 276 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 276 degrees were awarded to women at Bismarck State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.61 times more than the 171 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (52.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bismarck State College is Male and White (52.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.545% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    981 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    36 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bismarck State College is white (981 degrees awarded). There were 27.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (36 degrees).

1.79% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    564 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    417 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bismarck State College is white male (564 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (417 degrees).

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Operations

Bismarck State College has an endowment valued at nearly $16.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $31.2k (0.185%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Bismarck State College had a total salary expenditure of $46.1M. Bismarck State College employs 60 Associate professors, 49 Assistant professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Bismarck State College are Male Associate professors (36), Male Assistant professors(27), and Female Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bismarck State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 43 employees, Service, with 37 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.8M
2019 Endowment
21.8%
growth from 2018

Bismarck State College has an endowment valued at about $16.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bismarck State College grew 21.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.02M - Federal
  2. $415k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bismarck State College received $1.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $415k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.2M
2019 Salaries
1.2%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bismarck State College paid a median of $18.2M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($46.1M) and a 1.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.81% decline from 2017 and a 7.55% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.84M
Instructional Salaries
118
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bismarck State College paid a total of $6.84M to 118 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
43 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bismarck State College were Associate professor with 60 employees; Assistant professor with 49 employees; and Assistant professor with 9 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bismarck State College were Office and Administrative Support with 43 employees; Service with 37 employees; and Management with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bismarck State College was Male Associate professor with 36 employees, Male Assistant professor with 27 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

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

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