Bismarck State College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,916

1.92% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,258

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.56%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

3,976

56.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.5%

384 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 (96 degrees awarded) and Surveying Technology (0 degrees).

In 2016, 1,155 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bismarck State College. 37.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 62.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,038 degrees), 35.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bismarck State College is $2,916, which is $-9,884 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bismarck State College is $2,916, which is $-9,884 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,258.

In 2016, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 28% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,916

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Bismarck State College was $2,916. The cost of tuition at Bismarck State College is $-9,884 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).

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Average Net Price

$9,258

2016 Value

0.793%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Bismarck State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,258. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Bismarck State College grew by 0.793%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,865

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bismarck State College was of $6,865 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.934% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

28%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Bismarck State College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

6.56%

2015 Default Rate

75

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Bismarck State College was 6.56%, which represents 75 out of the 1143 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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Admissions

Bismarck State College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 3,976 students enrolled at Bismarck State College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bismarck State College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bismarck State College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Bismarck State College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bismarck State College has a total enrollment of 3,976 students. The full-time enrollment at Bismarck State College is 2,241 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,735. This means that 56.4% of students enrolled at Bismarck State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bismarck State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 87.3% White, 3.04% Hispanic or Latino, 2.82% Black or African American, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.66% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.604% Asian, and 0.176% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bismarck State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (52.5%), followed by White Female (35%) and Black or African American Male (2.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bismarck State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,976 students. The full-time enrollment at Bismarck State College is 2,241 and the part-time enrollment is 1,735. This means that 56.4% of students enrolled at Bismarck State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.9% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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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

    3,472

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    121

  3. Black or African American

    112

The enrolled student population at Bismarck State College is 87.3% White, 3.04% Hispanic or Latino, 2.82% Black or African American, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.66% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.604% Asian, and 0.176% 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 47.2% White, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.6% 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, 61 students (1.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 299 fewer women than men received degrees from Bismarck State College. The majority of degree recipients at Bismarck State College are white (1,038 degrees awarded). There were 35.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bismarck State College is Operations Management & Supervision (96 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 (364 degrees awarded), Construction (55 degrees), and Agriculture (47 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 Miscellaneous managers (99,244 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (79,623 people), Construction managers (38,376 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (34,691 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (32,638 people).

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (364 degrees awarded), Construction (55 degrees), Agriculture (47 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (381 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (45 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Other Sales Workers

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (364 degrees awarded), Construction (55 degrees), Agriculture (47 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (381 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (45 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 (129,391 people), Construction (104,701 people), Computer Systems Design (64,218 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (63,330 people), and Hospitals (46,977 people).

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (364 degrees awarded), Construction (55 degrees), Agriculture (47 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (381 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (45 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. 96 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bismarck State College was Operations Management & Supervision with 96 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 727

  2. 428

In 2016, 727 degrees were awarded to men at Bismarck State College, which is 1.7 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (428).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 132 degrees were awarded to men at Bismarck State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.53 times less than the 249 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 249 degrees were awarded to women at Bismarck State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.89 times more than the 132 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

N/A%

100% Completion Time

N/A%

150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from Bismarck State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bismarck State College is Male and Two or More Races (60% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.781% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,038 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bismarck State College is white (1,038 degrees awarded). There were 35.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (29 degrees).

2.51% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    644 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    394 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bismarck State College is white male (644 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (394 degrees).

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Operations

Bismarck State College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.48M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.1k (0.191%), compared to the 0.934% average return ($83.5k on $8.94M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Bismarck State College had a total expenditure of $53.2M. Of that $53.2M, they spent $20.7M on salaries and $53.2M on benefits.

Bismarck State College employs 65 Associate professors, 48 Assistant professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Bismarck State College are Male Associate professors (36), Male Assistant professors(30), and Female Associate professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bismarck State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, Service, with 38 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.48M

2015 Endowment

6.41%

decline from 2014

Bismarck State College has an endowment valued at about $9.48M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Bismarck State College declined 6.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $533k higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.49M - Federal

  2. $2.09M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Bismarck State College received $6.49M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.09M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$20.7M

Salary Expenditure

$53.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Bismarck State College had a total expenditure of $53.2M. Of that $53.2M, they spent $20.7M on salaries and $53.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Bismarck State College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$20.7M

2015 Salaries

4.57%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Bismarck State College paid a median of $20.7M in salaries, which represents 38.8% of their overall expenditure ($53.2M) and a 4.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.43% growth from 2013 and a 1.86% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 3.29M (34.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.39M

Instructional Salaries

131

Number of Employees

In 2015, Bismarck State College paid a total of $7.39M to 131 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $672k (20.4%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

65 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

47 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bismarck State College were Associate professor with 65 employees; Assistant professor with 48 employees; and Assistant professor with 8 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bismarck State College were Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; Service with 38 employees; and Management with 30 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bismarck State College was Male Associate professor with 36 employees, Male Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Female Associate professor with 29 employees.

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

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