Bluefield State College: Review & Facts

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Bluefield State College is a small four-year, public school with 1,490 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1895 and is the only college located in Bluefield, West Virginia.

Bluefield State College is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU).

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
19
Fair
At Bluefield State College you can obtain your associate's degree or bachelor's degree.

Bluefield State College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 19 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, General Studies, Medical, Electrical and Electronics, and Engineering. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
58%
Bad
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Bluefield State College is low at 58% (way below West Virginia average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
14 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Bluefield State College is very low - 23%. Roughly 10% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Bluefield State College is pretty decent, 14:1. Read more regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$11,300
Medium
Average tuition prices are close to the nationwide median, $11,300 per academic year.

Read the details about Bluefield State College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
77%
Doable
According to government data, 618 applications were submitted and 475 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to become a student at this school.

This college will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score information at Bluefield State College in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
C+
Dicey
Bluefield State College offers a distance learning option.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Bluefield State College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at Bluefield State College.

Based on the college crime information, Bluefield State College appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Bluefield State College Location and Maps



Post Address: Bluefield State College, 219 Rock St, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701, USA
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