Bluefield State College Rankings

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#6071 of 14,131 In the World
#1716 of 2,597 In North America
#1630 of 2,496 In the United States
#19 of 26 In West Virginia
#5414 of 5,683 For Genetics
#5509 of 5,675 For Biochemistry
#6094 of 6,327 For Chemistry
#6315 of 6,663 For Biology

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
97%
Average SAT
995
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
93%
Undergraduates
1,358
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Bluefield State College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Bluefield State College has an acceptance rate of 97% and is among the 26% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 97% 97% 97%
Applicants 1,019 465 549
Admissions 987 451 531
Freshmen enrolled full time 314 154 160
Freshmen enrolled part time 32 8 24

788 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

388 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
75 or 23%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 880
or below

75% of them
had 1110
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Bluefield State College are 880-1110 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
62 or 19%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Bluefield State College are 17-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 1053 (78%)
Black or African American 190 (14%)
Two or more races 51 (4%)
Hispanic 33 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 11 (0.8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 7 (0.5%)
Asian 7 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$7,250
Students receiving aid
93%

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $8,434
Tuition in-state $8,434
Tuition out-of-state $15,632
Fee in-district $350
Fee in-state $350
Fee out-of-state $350

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 176
Combined charge for room and board $9,400
Room charge $4,600
Meal charge $4,800

Bluefield State College majors

Bluefield State College has granted 153 bachelor's degrees across 15 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Bluefield State College.

Major Associate Bachelor
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 82 18
Elementary Education and Teaching 27
General Studies 23
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 10 10
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist 20
Mechanical & Mechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 9 7
Business Administration and Management, General 14
Civil Engineering Technologies & Technicians 6 5
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 11
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 10
Engineering & Industrial Management 8
Biological and Physical Sciences 6
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 5
Social Sciences, General 5
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 1
Grand Total 127 153

Bluefield State College has a graduation rate of 32%, which is among the 15% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 32% 32% 33%
  • Full-time retention rate - 61%
  • Part-time retention rate - 10%

Publications & Citations

Bluefield State College has published 105 scientific papers with 541 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Genetics, Biochemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, and Business.

Publications
105
Citations
541

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
65 / 335
Chemistry
61 / 203
Medicine
60 / 388
Genetics
52 / 181
Biochemistry
51 / 172
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
44 / 339
Computer Science
34 / 284
Engineering
33 / 166
Environmental Science
33 / 270
Business
27 / 297
Physics
27 / 53
Political Science
26 / 255
Law
25 / 255
Psychology
24 / 232
Philosophy
21 / 186
Immunology
21 / 51
Botany
20 / 120
Ecology
19 / 68
Mathematics
19 / 138
Materials Science
17 / 24
Sociology
16 / 155
Geography and Cartography
15 / 201
Organic Chemistry
15 / 31
History
15 / 163
Pathology
15 / 143
Management
14 / 254
Economics
13 / 58
Social Psychology
12 / 179
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
12 / 91
Quantum and Particle physics
11 / 28
Development Studies
11 / 54
Anatomy and Physiology
11 / 47
Public Health
11 / 163
Linguistics
11 / 101
Archaeology
11 / 163
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
9 / 32
Aerospace Engineering
9 / 30
Child Psychology
9 / 121
Virology
9 / 36
Nutrition and Food Science
8 / 5

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 0 6
1991 0 5
1992 3 4
1993 0 4
1994 0 4
1995 2 1
1996 0 2
1997 1 1
1998 0 2
1999 1 5
2000 0 5
2001 2 1
2002 0 13
2003 0 4
2004 4 3
2005 2 5
2006 1 5
2007 0 5
2008 0 9
2009 1 8
2010 1 16
2011 2 12
2012 1 11
2013 3 16
2014 4 15
2015 4 28
2016 3 32
2017 10 38
2018 2 32
2019 14 43
2020 14 79
2021 13 45
2022 6 38

Notable alumni

  1. Steve Murphy

    Steve Murphy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    special agentspy
    Biography

    Stephen E. Murphy is an American retired federal agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who, along with Javier Peña, was one of the lead investigators in the manhunt of Colombian drug lord and leader of the Medellín Cartel, Pablo Escobar. The story of this was told in the Netflix series Narcos, with actor Boyd Holbrook portraying Murphy. Murphy and Peña also worked on the show as consultants.

  2. Blake Percival

    Blake Percival
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Biography

    Blake Percival was the Director of Fieldwork Services, Western Pennsylvania,, for USIS. He became a whistleblower in July 2011, when he filed a qui tam suit saying he was fired from USIS, for not ordering his subordinates to submit cases to the U.S. Government for payment, that had not been completed. He had worked for USIS from January 2001 to June 2011. In his suit he stated he had been fired after he refused to order his employees to continue an elaborate fraud known as dumping. The suit was filed under seal in U.S. District Court in Montgomery, Alabama. His allegations were investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and in October 2013 the DOJ joined Percival’s suit and removed the seal. The case, United States of America ex rel. Blake Percival v. U.S. Investigations Services, Civil Action No. 11-CV-527-WKW, was filed in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama (Northern Division). On January 22, 2014 the DOJ filed their formal complaint against USIS. In their filing the DOJ stated that USIS committed fraud on at least 665,000 background investigations. This case was moved to Washington, D.C. on April 25, 2014. The case was settled on August 19. 2015 when USIS agreed to forgo claims to more than $30,000,000 it was owed by the U.S. Government. On December 18, 2015 the Department of Justice awarded Percival 20%, just over $6,000,000, of the money recovered from USIS.

  3. Samuel Ouedraogo

    Samuel Ouedraogo
    Born in
    Burkina Faso Flag Burkina Faso
    Years
    1987-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Samuel Wendpagnangdé Ouedraogo is a Burkinabé former basketball player who plays both the power forward and center positions.

General info

Founded 1895
Motto Making Education Possible
Colors royal blue, gold
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 187
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and contacts

Address 219 Rock Street
Bluefield, West Virginia, 24701-2198
United States
City population 10,000
Phone 3043274000

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