Bismarck State College

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Bismarck State College
Bismarck State College logo.jpg
Established 1939
President Dr. Larry Skogen
Students 4,078
Location Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
Campus Urban
Sports 9 Varsity Teams
Nickname Mystics
Affiliations North Dakota University System

Bismarck State College (also known by its shortened form BSC), located in Bismarck, the capital city of the U.S. state of North Dakota, is the third largest college in the North Dakota University System with 4,078 students as of September 2015. Established in 1939, it is a comprehensive community college that offers two-year and four-year degree plans. BSC offers the first two years of education toward a bachelor's degree in most fields. It offers 20+ bachelor's degree and several graduate programs in conjunction with other university system institutions. Approximately 35 technical programs are offered, and more than 150 courses are offered online. Unique to the institution are degrees in energy education, including power and process plant technology, ethanol training, nuclear power technology, electric power technology, and renewable energy.

Bismarck State College also offers technical degrees in areas ranging from network/system administration to web design.

Residence life - student housing[edit]

There are six residence halls on campus - Swensen Hall (female), Werner Hall (male), Lidstrom Hall (co-ed), Mystic Hall (co-ed), Ritchie Hall, and Gate City Hall. .

Student life[edit]

Student activities are managed by the staff of the Student and Residence Life Office, located in the Student Union building on campus. Students can register for meal plans, request housing, visit the bookstore, sign up for intramurals or student government, and learn about the activities provided for them on and off campus. Dances, hypnotists, comedians, artists, barbecues, and tie-dye are popular events.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]


  1. ^ 'Ed Kringstad-Obituary,' The Bismarck, March 7, 2013

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Coordinates: 46°49′19″N 100°49′04″W / 46.82194°N 100.81778°W / 46.82194; -100.81778