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Study at Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College is a public, historically black college located in Bluefield. It was established in 1895 as the Bluefield Colored Institute. BSC is a part of West Virginia's public education system. The college offers associate's and bachelor's degrees in diverse Course Topics, including business, arts and sciences, teacher education, engineering technology, nursing and health science.

Bluefield State College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams, which are nicknamed the Big Blues. Its athletics teams compete in the NCAA's Division II as a member of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in sports like basketball, baseball, golf, volleyball, tennis and cross-country.

Profile of Bluefield State College

Bluefield State is in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Bluefield, WV. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Bluefield State earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include engineering technician.

Bluefield State Selectivity

Bluefield State does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 410 to 530 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 410 and 510.


Some professors at Bluefield State are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 1, 804 students (1, 595 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Athletic teams at Bluefield State belong to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

Bluefield State Tuition and Affordability

Degree seekers find the school to be more affordable than many of its peers.

Bluefield State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine91registered nursing, various nursing
Business and Management47business management, accounting
Liberal Arts46general studies, social services, humanities
Engineering Technician46civil engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, mining tech, architectural engineering tech
Education and Teaching28elementary school teaching
Computer Science and Engineering23computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement22criminal justice and safety
Medical Support and Technology17radiation therapist
Science9biological and physical sciences

Contact: Bluefield State

Bluefield State College

219 Rock St

Bluefield, WV 24701

General Phone: (304) 327-4000


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