Bluefield State College, WV

Public4-Year • Small • Primarily NonresidentialBaccalaureate CollegeNot Selective • High Transfer-InHistorically Black College and UniversityMain Campus
219 Rock St, Bluefield, WV 24701
(304) 327-4000

Bluefield State College Rankings

1 ← Poor Great → 100


Academics at Bluefield State College

BachHighest Degree

Share of Graduates by Field of Study

Business, Management, Marketing6%
Computer and Information Sciences1%
Engineering Technologies23%
Health Professions and Related Programs37%
Law Enforcement, Firefighting4%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities15%
Multi-disciplinary Studies2%
Social Sciences6%


Getting into Bluefield State College

95%Admission Rate
515Median SAT Math
505Median SAT Reading
19Median ACT Composite

Typical Test Scores

SAT Math (25–75%)460–570
200 800
SAT Reading (25–75%)460–550
200 800
ACT Composite (25–75%)17–21
1 36


Cost of Attending Bluefield State College

$7KIn-State Tuition
$14KOut-of-State Tuition
$17KAverage Total Cost
$9KAverage Net Cost

Average Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolWVUS


Typical Debt after Bluefield State College

55%Receive Federal Loans
$12KMedian Federal Debt
32%Repayment Rate
$213Median Payment

Received Financial Aid

Family IncomeSchoolWVUS
$0–$30K 54%60%57%
$30K–$48K 16%15%16%
$48K–$75K 14%13%12%
$75K–$110K 10%11%9%
>$110K 7%10%11%

Student Debt

The median debt for family income between $0–$30K$12K$10K$11K
The median debt for family income between $30K–$75K$12K$11K$12K
The median debt for students with family income >$75K$12K$11K$12K
The median debt for Pell students$12K$10K$12K
The median debt for no-Pell students$11K$10K$11K
Cumulative loan debt at the 90th percentile$38K$24K$25K
Cumulative loan debt at the 75th percentile$23K$17K$18K
Cumulative loan debt at the 25th percentile$6K$5K$6K
Cumulative loan debt at the 10th percentile$3K$3K$3K

Repayment Rates

1-year after entering repayment 24%36%43%
3-years after entering repayment 32%39%46%
5-years after entering repayment 37%43%50%
7-years after entering repayment 44%48%55%


Completion Rates at Bluefield State College

63%Retention Rate
36%Transfer Rate
42%Withdrawal Rate
24%Graduation Rate

Graduation Rates by Time Taken

Time TakenSchoolWVUS
Within 4 Years 14%47%38%
Within 6 Years 24%57%55%
Within 8 Years 23%56%56%

Graduation Rates by Ethnicity

Ethnicity and NativitySchoolWVUS
Black 18%33%39%
Caucasian 26%52%52%
Non-US citizens/residents 83%50%50%
Two or more races 33%49%44%
Other race 100%30%44%


Outcomes after Bluefield State College

84%Employment Rate
$26KMedian Salary
$14K25 Pctl Salary
$40K75 Pctl Salary

Employment over Time

Employed 6 years after enrollment 84%81%85%
Employed 7 years after enrollment 79%82%84%
Employed 8 years after enrollment 80%81%84%
Employed 9 years after enrollment 80%80%83%
Employed 10 years after enrollment 76%78%83%

Distribution of Earnings after Graduation

10th percentile of earnings$4K$6K$7K
25th percentile of earnings$14K$14K$17K
50th percentile of earnings$26K$25K$29K
75th percentile of earnings$40K$38K$43K
90th percentile of earnings$53K$53K$57K

Median Earnings over Time

Earnings 6 years after enrollment$26K$25K$29K
Earnings 8 years after enrollment$28K$30K$32K
Earnings 10 years after enrollment$27K$33K$35K


Students at Bluefield State College

63%Full-time Undergrads
24Avg Entry Age
-Graduate Students

Enrollment by Gender

Female degree-seeking undergraduates 64%68%64%
Male degree-seeking undergraduates 36%32%35%

Enrollment by Race and Nativity

Race and NativitySchoolWVUS
Asian 1%1%4%
Black 7%7%18%
Caucasian 86%82%49%
Hispanic or Latino 1%2%18%
Native American or Alaskan Native <1%<1%1%
Non-US citizens/residents 1%1%2%
Two or more races 3%2%3%
Other race 1%4%4%

Enrollment by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolWVUS
$0–$30K 46%45%43%
$30K–$48K 16%18%18%
$48K–$75K 15%17%16%
$75K–$110K 14%16%14%
>$110K 9%15%15%

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