Bluefield State College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,728

4.99% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,604

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

19%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

81.5%

577 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,379

79.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

19.9%

30 Graduates

About

Bluefield State College is a higher education institution located in Mercer County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bluefield State College were General Studies (29 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (25 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (25 degrees).

In 2017, 290 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bluefield State College. 54.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (263 degrees), 23.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bluefield State College is $6,728, which is $-18,466 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bluefield State College is $6,728, which is $-18,466 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,604.

In 2017, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,728

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bluefield State College was $6,728. The cost of tuition at Bluefield State College is $-18,466 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$8,604

2017 Value

0.514%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bluefield State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,604. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bluefield State College grew by 0.514%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,800

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bluefield State College was of $9,800 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 18.1% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Bluefield State College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.25% with respect to 2016, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

19%

2016 Default Rate

96

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bluefield State College was 19%, which represents 96 out of the 505 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Bluefield State College received 577 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 11.6% annual decline. Out of those 577 applicants, 470 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,379 students enrolled at Bluefield State College in 2017, and 12% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bluefield State College has an overall enrollment yield of 47.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

470

Accepted Out of 577

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bluefield State College was 81.5% (470 admissions from 577 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 83.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -11.6%, while admissions declined by -13.6%.

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SAT Scores

12%

Submission Percentage

26

Scores Submitted

12% of enrolled first-time students at Bluefield State College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bluefield State College has a total enrollment of 1,379 students. The full-time enrollment at Bluefield State College is 1,099 students and the part-time enrollment is 280. This means that 79.7% of students enrolled at Bluefield State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bluefield State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.9% White, 8.48% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 1.31% Hispanic or Latino, 0.798% Asian, 0.363% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bluefield State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52.8%), followed by White Male (31.4%) and Black or African American Female (4.91%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bluefield State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,379 students. The full-time enrollment at Bluefield State College is 1,099 and the part-time enrollment is 280. This means that 79.7% of students enrolled at Bluefield State College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bluefield State College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Bluefield State College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,171

  2. Black or African American

    117

  3. Two or More Races

    38

The enrolled student population at Bluefield State College is 84.9% White, 8.48% Black or African American, 2.76% Two or More Races, 1.31% Hispanic or Latino, 0.798% Asian, 0.363% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 10 students (0.725%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 24 more women than men received degrees from Bluefield State College. The majority of degree recipients at Bluefield State College are white (263 degrees awarded). There were 23.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bluefield State College is General Studies (29 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (25 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (25 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bluefield State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), and Social Sciences (19 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bluefield State College are Registered nurses (1,356,831 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (337,332 people), Other managers (324,901 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (257,433 people), and Medical & health services managers (172,963 people).

The most specialized majors at Bluefield State College are Engineering Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), Social Sciences (19 degrees), Protective Services (14 degrees), and Health (87 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bluefield State College are Physicians, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Public relations specialists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Bluefield State College are Engineering Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), Social Sciences (19 degrees), Protective Services (14 degrees), and Health (87 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bluefield State College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,614,118 people), Elementary & secondary schools (585,848 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (471,502 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (380,849 people), and Legal services (286,581 people).

The most specialized majors at Bluefield State College are Engineering Technologies (61 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), Social Sciences (19 degrees), Protective Services (14 degrees), and Health (87 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bluefield State College.

Most Common

  1. 29 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bluefield State College was General Studies with 29 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 133

  2. 157

In 2017, 133 degrees were awarded to men at Bluefield State College, which is 0.847 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (157).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Bluefield State College in Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology, which is 24 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 54 degrees were awarded to women at Bluefield State College in Registered Nursing, which is 5.4 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 9% of students graduating from Bluefield State College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (27%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bluefield State College is Male and White (27% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    263 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bluefield State College is white (263 degrees awarded). There were 23.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

0.345% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    145 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    118 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bluefield State College is white female (145 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (118 degrees).

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Operations

Bluefield State College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.85M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $49.5k (2.67%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Bluefield State College had a total salary expenditure of $20.8M. Bluefield State College employs 23 Assistant professors, 20 Professors, and 19 Associate professors. Most academics at Bluefield State College are Male Professors (14), Female Assistant professors(13), and Male Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bluefield State College are: Management, with 29 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.85M

2017 Endowment

8.01%

growth from 2016

Bluefield State College has an endowment valued at about $1.85M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bluefield State College grew 8.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.3M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.1M - Federal

  2. $1.81M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bluefield State College received $3.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.81M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.7M

2017 Salaries

1.58%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Bluefield State College paid a median of $10.7M in salaries, which represents 51.4% of their overall expenditure ($20.8M) and a 1.58% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.19% decline from 2015 and a 1.98% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.43M

Instructional Salaries

74

Number of Employees

In 2017, Bluefield State College paid a total of $4.43M to 74 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

23 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

29 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bluefield State College were Assistant professor with 23 employees; Professor with 20 employees; and Professor with 19 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bluefield State College were Management with 29 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bluefield State College was Male Professor with 14 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bluefield State College.

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