Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND 58506
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Bismarck State College is one of the nine public 4-year colleges in North Dakota. The campus is located in an urban area, in Bismarck.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,756 students attend the school. Every year 44% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Bismarck State College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,032, and fees were $800. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,096 and $800 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students3,756
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 0 0
Certificate 0 0
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 24

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1966 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$126/credit
In State Students$126/credit
Out of State Students$337/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,670 $5,670 $15,165
ADN 70 $8,820 $8,820 $23,590
BSN 125 $15,750 $15,750 $42,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 86% of Bismarck State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 25% $3,733
Other Federal Grant 22% $166
State Grant & Scholarships 51% $1,793
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 26% $1,838
Federal Student Loans 53% $4,854
Private Loans 10% $5,981


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,534
$30,001 to $48,000$7,556
$48,001 to $75,000$9,679
$75,001 to $110,000$11,659
Over $110,000$12,405

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Dakota state board of nursing.
Bismarck State College
1500 Edwards Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58506

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