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 Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College - Bluefield, WV

219 Rock St, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

General information:(304)327-4000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:1,929( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,596 $4,596 $4,908 -6%
Out-of-state $9,000 $9,288 $9,456 -2%
Books and supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,400 $7,400 $7,400 0%
Other $3,100 $3,100 $3,100 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,100 $3,100 $3,100 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $6,196 $6,196 $6,508 0%
Off Campus $15,696 $16,696 $17,008 -6%
Off Campus with Family $9,296 $9,296 $9,608 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $10,600 $10,888 $11,056 -9%
Off Campus $20,100 $21,388 $21,556 0%
Off Campus with Family $13,700 $13,988 $14,156 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,908
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $9,456
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 272 94% --
Grant or scholarship aid 258 89% $1,335,480 $5,176
Federal grants 220 76% $894,700 $4,067
Pell grants 190 66% $850,500 $4,476
Other federal grants 30 10% $44,200 $1,473
State/local government grant or scholarships 100 35% $275,000 $2,750
Institutional grants or scholarships 80 28% $165,780 $2,072
Student loan aid 243 84% $1,127,500 $4,640
Federal student loans 240 83% $1,112,500 $4,635
Other student loans 3 1% $15,000 $5,000
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,017 98% $18,246,600 $9,046
Pell grants 1,406 68% $5,695,562 $4,051
Federal student loans 1,740 84% $8,683,188 $4,990

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $10,865 $11,252 $12,094
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $10,584 $10,952 $10,792
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,599 $11,071 $10,937
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,915 $11,282 $11,417
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,272 $11,665 $11,756
$110,001 and more $11,432 $9,763 $9,705

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,929
Undergraduate enrollment 1,929
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 246
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 558 239 319
Percent admitted 69% 68% 69%
Percent admitted who enrolled 68% 48% 59%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 42 14%
ACT 214 74%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 430 540
SAT Math 413 540
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT English 16 22
ACT Math 16 20
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 51 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 32-
Basketball 1718
Golf 8-
Softball -21
Tennis 88
Track and Field, X-Country 910
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission10/18/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/01/1975 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/18/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/18/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1951 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/14/1997 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

08/01/1980 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

09/01/1954 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1978 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 101
Motor vehicle theft 001
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate17.7%
Number in default116
Number in repayment655

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00380900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting6-
Business Administration and Management, General29-
Category total35-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General9-
Category total9-
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching29-
Category total29-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician33
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician114
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician114
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician122
Mining Technology/Technician2-
Category total3913
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-19
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer6-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2050
Category total2669
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies16-
Category total16-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies50-
Humanities/Humanistic Studies3-
Category total53-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences18-
Category total18-
Social Sciences Colleges
Social Sciences, General17-
Category total17-
Grand total24282