Bismarck State College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,853
16.1% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,350
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.96%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,716
52.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
47.7%
392 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 (60 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 998 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bismarck State College. 38.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 61.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (896 degrees), 24.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (36 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bismarck State College is $3,853, which is $−7,976 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bismarck State College is $3,853, which is $−7,976 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,350.

In 2020, 40% of undergraduate students attending Bismarck State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,853
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bismarck State College was $3,853. The cost of tuition at Bismarck State College is $−7,976 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$10,350
2020 Value
14.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bismarck State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,350. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bismarck State College grew by 14.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,735
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bismarck State College was of $6,735 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 7.18% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 10% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Bismarck State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.26% with respect to 2019, when 38% 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.
5.96%
2018 Default Rate
52
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bismarck State College was 5.96%, which represents 52 out of the 873 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 3,716 students. The full-time enrollment at Bismarck State College is 1,955 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,761. This means that 52.6% of students enrolled at Bismarck State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bismarck State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.3% White, 4.66% Hispanic or Latino, 4.12% Two or More Races, 2.4% Black or African American, 1.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.942% Asian, and 0.0269% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bismarck State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (50.5%), followed by White Female (35.1%) and Hispanic or Latino 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

52.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bismarck State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,716 students. The full-time enrollment at Bismarck State College is 1,955 and the part-time enrollment is 1,761. This means that 52.6% of students enrolled at Bismarck State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% 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 (66%), 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
    3,171
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    173
  3. Two or More Races
    153

The enrolled student population at Bismarck State College is 85.3% White, 4.66% Hispanic or Latino, 4.12% Two or More Races, 2.4% Black or African American, 1.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.942% Asian, and 0.0269% 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 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 32 students (0.861%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 226 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 (896 degrees awarded). There were 24.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (36 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bismarck State College is Operations Management & Supervision (60 degrees awarded), followed by N/A 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 (228 degrees awarded), Construction (58 degrees), and Agriculture (32 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 (81,144 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (75,912 people), Construction managers (43,488 people), Software developers (34,260 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (32,709 people).

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (228 degrees awarded), Construction (58 degrees), Agriculture (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (405 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (38 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 Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (228 degrees awarded), Construction (58 degrees), Agriculture (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (405 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (38 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 (139,613 people), Construction (117,252 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (67,497 people), Computer Systems Design (57,985 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (41,597 people).

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (228 degrees awarded), Construction (58 degrees), Agriculture (32 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (405 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (38 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. 60 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bismarck State College was Operations Management & Supervision with 60 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

612
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
386
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 612 degrees were awarded to men at Bismarck State College, which is 1.59 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (386).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 158 degrees were awarded to men at Bismarck State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.64 times less than the 247 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 247 degrees were awarded to women at Bismarck State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.56 times more than the 158 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (53.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bismarck State College is Male and White (53.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.53% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at Bismarck State College is white (896 degrees awarded). There were 24.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (36 degrees).

0.802% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    540 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    356 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bismarck State College is white male (540 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (356 degrees).

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Operations

Bismarck State College has an endowment valued at nearly $19.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $53.6k (0.276%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Bismarck State College had a total salary expenditure of $47.5M. Bismarck State College employs 63 Associate professors, 48 Assistant professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Bismarck State College are Male Associate professors (36), Male Assistant professors(29), and Female Associate professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bismarck State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, Service, with 38 employees, and Management with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.4M
2020 Endowment
15.4%
growth from 2019

Bismarck State College has an endowment valued at about $19.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bismarck State College grew 15.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.91M 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. $944k - Federal
  2. $423k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bismarck State College received $944k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $423k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.8M
2020 Salaries
3.22%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Bismarck State College paid a median of $18.8M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($47.5M) and a 3.22% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.2% growth from 2018 and a 5.81% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.16M
Instructional Salaries
121
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bismarck State College paid a total of $7.16M to 121 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bismarck State College were Associate professor with 63 employees; Assistant professor with 48 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bismarck State College were Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees; Service with 38 employees; and Management with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bismarck State College was Male Associate professor with 36 employees, Male Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Female Associate professor with 27 employees.

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