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Bluefield State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BLUEFIELD, WV

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

To ensure the safety of our college community, Bluefield State College is once again mandating COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff, prior to the beginning of spring semester classes (BSC spring classes begin on Monday, January 10, 2022). Learn More

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade unavailable
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade A+

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Bluefield State is a public university located in Bluefield, West Virginia. As a historically black college, B-State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 949 undergraduate students. The Bluefield State acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Electrical Engineering Technician. Graduating 32% of students, Bluefield State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,600.

About

219 ROCK STREET
BLUEFIELD, WV 24701
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Independent Southeast Region

Bluefield State University Rankings

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B-State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
Application Deadline
August 5
SAT Range
850-1070
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$11,451 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,541 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 6 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 8 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 7 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    54%
  • On Campus
    18%
  • Online
    28%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
949 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
294
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
65%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Hard-working
    100%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 4 responses

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