Bluefield State College

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219 Rock Street

Bluefield, WV 24701

Phone: (304) 327-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Colleges (South)

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Bluefield State College is a public institution that was founded in 1895. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,935, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 50 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bluefield State College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,564 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $10,536 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Bluefield State College (BSC) delivers career-focused, affordable higher education programs to a student body that includes many first-generation, low income, and/or nontraditional students. The degree programs help students gain knowledge and skills that are in demand within this region's workforce while helping the student raise his family's quality of life through a fulfilling and financially rewarding career. The College offers undergraduate programs in applied sciences, business, education, humanities, social sciences, engineering technologies, and allied health sciences leading to baccalaureate and certain associate degrees.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1895
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $1,235,953


When applying to Bluefield State College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 46.8 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 46.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 20

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Bluefield State College is 17:1, and the school has 72.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bluefield State College include: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 57.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 14%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 25%
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields 21%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Health Professions and Related Programs 11%
Education 10%

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Student Life

Bluefield State College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,935, with a gender distribution of 36.1 percent male students and 63.9 percent female students. Bluefield State College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,935
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Bluefield State College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Bluefield State College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and student patrols. Of the students at Bluefield State College, 100 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bluefield State College.

Students who have cars on campus 100%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Bluefield State College, 80.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,638.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,564 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $10,536 (2013-14)
Room and board N/A
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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