Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA 24605
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Bluefield College is one of the thirty-seven private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in Bluefield town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 997 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 211 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 110 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 52%). Every year 21% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Bluefield College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $24,040, and fees were $760. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $24,040 and $760 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students997
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 35

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT870 to 1085
ACT16 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

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$970/credit
In State Students$970/credit
Out of State Students$970/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$460/credit
In State Students$460/credit
Out of State Students$460/credit

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 $43,650 $43,650 $43,650
ADN 70 $67,900 $67,900 $67,900
BSN 125 $121,250 $121,250 $121,250
FNP 50 $23,000 $23,000 $23,000
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, 99% of Bluefield 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 55% $4,580
Other Federal Grant 25% $775
State Grant & Scholarships 57% $3,020
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 95% $11,993
Federal Student Loans 77% $5,806
Private Loans 7% $10,866


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$20,474
$30,001 to $48,000$20,866
$48,001 to $75,000$22,531
$75,001 to $110,000$23,542
Over $110,000$23,148

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
Bluefield College
3000 College Avenue
Bluefield, VA 24605

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