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BSC Demographics & Diversity

Bismarck, North Dakota

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at BSC are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 14% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Bismarck State College students
Race Percent of Students
White 86%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 30% more male students than female students enrolled at Bismarck State College with a gender ratio of 56% men to 44% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, BSC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Bismarck State College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 56%
Women 44%
Enrollment by gender for Bismarck State College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,134
Women 1,644

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

BSC serves a very low number of students outside of North Dakota, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bismarck State College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$50,242 per year

25% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 33.3%
Part time Undergrads 29%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200022 IPEDS survey data for Bismarck State College.