Bluefield State College
Bluefield State College is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in Bluefield town.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,379 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 222 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 144 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 65%). Every year 21% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
|Campus LocaleDistant Town|
|Number of Students1,379|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
The Bluefield State College School of Nursing offers a range of qualifications in Nursing. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The Nursing school accepts students once a year on a limited admissions basis in line with the requirements of accreditation.
Applications for admission in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program in the fall semester are accepted between the 1st of September to the 15th of December and the file must be completed by the 31st of January of the year of admission.
Applications for the BSN program are accepted from the 1st of September and the 1st of March.
Program requirements for students accepted into the program:
- All students entering the nursing program are required to present documentation of a physical examination and health screening required for clinical practice (including screening for TB)
- Current immunization records
- Present proof of health insurance
- All students accepted into the program are required to submit to a criminal background check
- Students need to have current CPR certification
Students are expected to take responsibility for transportation between the college and healthcare facilities at which clinical practice will be offered.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1951 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
01/01/1978 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/14/1997 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||960 to 1090|
|ACT||17 to 21|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
|In District Students||$279/credit|
|In State Students||$279/credit|
|Out of State Students||$541/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Bluefield State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||7%||$1,234|
|State Grant & Scholarships||69%||$3,524|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||38%||$1,109|
|Federal Student Loans||43%||$6,068|
$8,604Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$7,186|
|$30,001 to $48,000$9,471|
|$48,001 to $75,000$11,092|
|$75,001 to $110,000$13,069|
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- March 26, 2020
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.