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Bismarck State College 1PLACE: ST BEST ND CollEgE/UNivErSiTy Proud to be best of the best Established in 1939, Bismarck Junior College was a leap of faith – a bold Depression-era experiment. More than 80 years later, it’s clear that the experiment was an unqualified success. Today, Bismarck State College is the third largest college in the North Dakota University System (NDUS) with nearly 4,000 students online and on-campus. And in the coming years, we’ll face our most exciting transformation to date – becoming a four-year technical-degree granting college and North Dakota’s first and only polytechnic institution. “As we enter into our new polytechnic mission, we are committed to maintaining the community college spirit and accessibility that has been our heart and soul for 80 years,” says Dr. Daniel Leingang, vice president for academic affairs. Moving forward, BSC will build upon its existing programs, industry partnerships, academic advisory boards of professionals and its proven ability to adapt quickly to meet the region’s workforce needs. “Our focus is to provide the skills and technology needed for good jobs in a changing world,” says Dr. Larry C. Skogen, BSC president. “The lynchpin of economic development in any community is the availability of workforce, and we train the workforce. As a polytechnic we’ll continue to do what we’ve done so very well, and we’ll also offer students the opportunity to aim higher in their chosen professions.” The best opportunities for every student Student experience: With six residence halls and 400+ students living on campus, BSC is buzzing. You’ll find a true college experience at BSC at an affordable price. And we’re always looking ahead. We recently added esports to our roster of athletics, creating even more opportunities for student engagement and entertainment. Academics: More than half of BSC’s students earn technical degrees and enter the workforce in two years or less, others transfer on to engage in deeper study of the arts, humanities, law, medicine and more in four-year colleges across the region. We offer the cost-efficient beginning that allows future doctors, teachers and engineers the opportunity to pursue advanced degrees with less debt. Our online and part-time options help non-traditional students earn their degrees even as they work and raise families. 1500 Edwards Avenue Bismarck, ND 58506 701-224-5400 800-445-5073 bismarckstate.edu BSC offers more than 40 technical degrees and 100+ transfer focus areas. In partnership with other colleges in the NDUS we offer 20 bachelor’s degrees on campus. With a 98% job placement rate – it’s clear that BSC grads get hired. We will continue to educate students in the region’s most in-demand fields, including: • Health Sciences – As the nation struggles with a shortage in healthcare workers, BSC is investing in our Nursing, Medical Lab Tech, Paramedic Technology and Surgical Technician programs. Our new health sciences building houses a virtual hospital that allows all the disciplines to work together in the same high-tech, interactive environment they’ll find in the workplace. And our satellite nursing locations bring training to rural communities throughout North Dakota. • Cybersecurity – BSC offers certificate, twoyear and four-year degrees in Cybersecurity and Information Technology – meeting a national demand for skilled graduates in this field. The NSA and the Department of Homeland Security recently designated BSC as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) recognizing our graduates’ ability to serve the nation by protecting the National Information Infrastructure. • Energy – The energy industry plays an important role in North Dakota’s economy, providing thousands of direct and indirect jobs. Energy sectors will see strong growth over the coming years, along with high levels of retirements, leading to strong demand for qualified, skilled employees. We offer 12 nationally-renowned energy programs online and on campus with certificates, two-year degrees and a four-year degree available. Be your best self at BSC Our vibrant and beautiful campus, innovative faculty, and partnerships across industries ensure our graduates are well-positioned to meet the region’s burgeoning educational and workforce needs. Be part of BismarckMandan’s best. Learn more at bismarckstate.edu.