Bismarck State College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,032

3.98% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,320

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.42%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,756

55% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.7%

368 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 (74 degrees awarded) and Surveying Technology (0 degrees).

In 2017, 1,252 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bismarck State College. 39.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 60.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,108 degrees), 32.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (34 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bismarck State College is $3,032, which is $-9,858 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bismarck State College is $3,032, which is $-9,858 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,320.

In 2017, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,032

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bismarck State College was $3,032. The cost of tuition at Bismarck State College is $-9,858 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$9,320

2017 Value

0.67%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bismarck State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,320. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bismarck State College grew by 0.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,196

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bismarck State College was of $7,196 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 4.83% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Bismarck State College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 40% 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.

6.42%

2016 Default Rate

63

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bismarck State College was 6.42%, which represents 63 out of the 981 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 3,756 students. The full-time enrollment at Bismarck State College is 2,067 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,689. This means that 55% of students enrolled at Bismarck State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bismarck State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.7% White, 3.75% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Two or More Races, 2.66% Black or African American, 1.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.506% Asian, and 0.0799% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bismarck State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (53.4%), followed by White Female (33.6%) and Two or More Races Male (2.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bismarck State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,756 students. The full-time enrollment at Bismarck State College is 2,067 and the part-time enrollment is 1,689. This means that 55% of students enrolled at Bismarck State College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% 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 (64%), 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

    3,256

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    141

  3. Two or More Races

    103

The enrolled student population at Bismarck State College is 86.7% White, 3.75% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Two or More Races, 2.66% Black or African American, 1.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.506% Asian, and 0.0799% 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 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% 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, 69 students (1.84%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 256 fewer women than men received degrees from Bismarck State College. The majority of degree recipients at Bismarck State College are white (1,108 degrees awarded). There were 32.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (34 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bismarck State College is Operations Management & Supervision (74 degrees awarded), followed by Surveying Technology (0 degrees) 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 (359 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), and Agriculture (42 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Elementary & middle school teachers (84,972 people), Other managers (79,451 people), Construction managers (43,652 people), Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (35,108 people), and Chief executives & legislators (30,247 people).

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (359 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), Agriculture (42 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (463 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (56 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Marketing managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (359 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), Agriculture (42 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (463 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (56 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 (139,040 people), Construction (115,373 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (66,845 people), Computer Systems Design (60,585 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (40,127 people).

The most specialized majors at Bismarck State College are Engineering Technologies (359 degrees awarded), Construction (65 degrees), Agriculture (42 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (463 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (56 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. 74 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bismarck State College was Operations Management & Supervision with 74 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 754

  2. 498

In 2017, 754 degrees were awarded to men at Bismarck State College, which is 1.51 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (498).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 156 degrees were awarded to men at Bismarck State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.508 times less than the 307 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 307 degrees were awarded to women at Bismarck State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.97 times more than the 156 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bismarck State College is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.36% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,108 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    34 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bismarck State College is white (1,108 degrees awarded). There were 32.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (34 degrees).

1.36% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    671 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    437 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bismarck State College is white male (671 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (437 degrees).

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Operations

Bismarck State College has an endowment valued at nearly $12.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $12.5k (0.101%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Bismarck State College had a total salary expenditure of $49.8M. Bismarck State College employs 62 Associate professors, 45 Assistant professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Bismarck State College are Male Associate professors (33), Female Associate professors(29), and Male Assistant professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bismarck State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 41 employees, Service, with 34 employees, and Management with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.3M

2017 Endowment

18.7%

growth from 2016

Bismarck State College has an endowment valued at about $12.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bismarck State College grew 18.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.3M 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. $4.77M - Federal

  2. $730k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bismarck State College received $4.77M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $730k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$19.1M

2017 Salaries

7.55%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Bismarck State College paid a median of $19.1M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($49.8M) and a 7.55% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0702% growth from 2015 and a 4.57% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.57M

Instructional Salaries

115

Number of Employees

In 2017, Bismarck State College paid a total of $6.57M to 115 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.15M (29.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Associates Dominant.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

62 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

41 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bismarck State College were Associate professor with 62 employees; Assistant professor with 45 employees; and Assistant professor with 8 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bismarck State College were Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees; Service with 34 employees; and Management with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bismarck State College was Male Associate professor with 33 employees, Female Associate professor with 29 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bismarck State College.

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