Welcome to B-State
Bluefield State University achieves its mission by offering education that emphasizes learning and creating
opportunities for social mobility. Our students receive personalized attention (our student-to-faculty ratio
is 13:1) and instruction from faculty members who are invested in their future. The University offers
programs in fields such as business, education, nursing, and engineering as well as humanities and social
sciences. Roughly 50 percent of our students enter a STEM discipline within allied health or engineering
technology that prepares them for fulfilling, financially rewarding careers that are in high demand.
Bluefield State is one of two HBCUs in West Virginia and is one of the fastest
HBCUs in the
country. The University is situated in the terraced hills of Bluefield, WV, a small city known for its
friendly, welcoming community. Southern West Virginia's gateway offers a variety of attractive and
enjoyable recreational activities, such as exploring nature at Pinnacle Rock State Park, embarking on
off-road adventures at the Hatfield McCoy ATV trails or watching a film at the Historic Granada Theater
in downtown Bluefield.