Bluefield State College

country rank  1506
world rank  4646

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Established in 1895, Bluefield State College is a non-profit public state multidisciplinary higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Bluefield (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), West Virginia. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Bluefield State College is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Bluefield State College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 125 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Bluefield State College also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1895
Motto Making Education Possible
Colours Royal blue and gold

University Location

Address 219 Rock Street
Bluefield
24701-2198 West Virginia
United States
Tel +1 (304) 327 4000
Fax +1 (304) 325 7747

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Not reported
International
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Historically Black Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 219 Rock Street
Bluefield 24701
(304) 327 4065
800 654 7798

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Bluefield State College's Library
Bluefield State College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 66,007 physical volumes and 7 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA)

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Online Courses

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