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What happened in the year 1972?

· BJC’s Swensen Hall Dormitory was constructed.
· The Watergate political scandal began in June.
· The Godfather hits movie theatres.
· Bismarck, North Dakota, turned 100 years old.
· William Guy was Governor of North Dakota.
· The average cost of a new home was $30,500.
· A gallon of regular gas cost $0.36.

· YOU graduated from Bismarck Junior College, now known as North Dakota’s Polytechnic Institution, Bismarck State College!

Do you still have your copy of your BJC 1972 Yearbook? If not, have no fear! Click the button below to see a digital copy.


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Then and Now

1972 BJC
1,672 Students
30 Scholarships
4 Campus Buildings
46 Academic Programs

2022 BSC
3,579 Students
641 Scholarships
24 Campus Buildings
100+ Academic Programs

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The BSC Foundation administers generous donations from our benefactors to support students through:
1. BSC Foundation scholarships, endowed and named scholarships, and direct scholarships.
2. Employee recognition programs.
3. The Jack Fellowship, which offers sabbatical leave for employees.

The BSC Foundation has dramatically increased scholarships in recent years to support as many students as we can with the life-changing gift of an education!

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1972 Photo Gallery

1970s Concert at the Community Bowl on BJC campus
1970s Concert at the Community Bowl on BJC Campus
Groundbreaking in 1973 for the Student Union building construction
1972 BJC Band
1972 BJC Band Members
Cheerleaders, class of 1972
BJC Cheerleaders, class of 1972
BJC Classroom Scene, 1972
A 1972 Classroom scene at BJC