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School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.


 
The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.


 
School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

School of Arts & Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, journalism, mathematics, music, natural science, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, and speech.


Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.

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July 07 2014

When he accepted the inaugural "Outstanding Caregiver Award" at the fifth annual Patient Experience: Empathy & Innovation Summit in Cleveland, OH, it marked a milestone in Brandon Jones' career in healthcare. His journey began in Mercer County several years earlier, inspired by hi...
26th Annual Spring Employment & Recruitment Fair at BSC ...
June 10 2014

         Terry Webb (back to camera) Engineering Manager at Fuji Electric in Roanoke, VAtalks to BSC faculty member Dr. Robert Riggins (center) and an interested participant in the recent Spring Employment & Recruitment Fair at Bluefield State College.    Senior Trooper Kris S. Ch...
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June 05 2014

(Bluefield)— The Bluefield State College 2014 Spring Semester President’s and Dean's Lists have been announced. One hundred forty-two students earned President’s List recognition, and an additional 243 students merited inclusion in the Dean's List. President's List students achieved...
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Business Success in Incubators

- Over 85% of businesses succeed when started in an incubator

- Only about 20% of businesses succeed when started independently

How do incubators contribute to local and regional economies?

Incubator graduates create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and commercialize new technologies, thus strengthening local, regional, and even national economies.

NBIA estimates that North American incubator client and graduate§ companies have created about half a million jobs since 1980. That is enough jobs to employ every person living in Denver.

Every 50 jobs created by an incubator client generate approximately 25 more jobs in the same community.

In 2001 alone, North American incubators assisted more than 35,000 start-up companies that provided full-time employment for nearly 82,000 workers and generated annual earnings of more than $7 billion.

Business incubators reduce the risk of small business failures. Historically, NBIA member incubators have reported that 87 percent of all firms that have graduated from their incubators are still in business.

Why are business incubators worthy of government subsidies?

Government subsidies for well-managed business incubation programs represent strong investments in local and regional economies. Consider these returns:

Research has shown that, for every $1 of estimated public investment provided the incubator, clients and graduates of NBIA member incubators generate approximately $30 in local tax revenue alone.

NBIA members have reported that 84 percent of incubator graduates stay in their communities and continue to provide a return to their investors.

Publicly supported incubators create jobs at a cost of about $1,100 each, whereas other publicly supported job creation mechanisms commonly cost more than $10,000 per job created.

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