Blue Mountain College

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PO Box 160

Blue Mountain, MS 38610-0160

Phone: (662) 685-4771
2012-2013 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Blue Mountain College is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 502, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 165 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Blue Mountain College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 23. Its tuition and fees are $9,230 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Blue Mountain College is an academic community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni committed to pursuing Christ-centered excellence in a grace-filled environment. Unapologetically Christian in its approach to teaching and learning, Blue Mountain prepares students to be leaders in their chosen professions, in their churches, and in their communities. Educated in the liberal arts tradition, Blue Mountain graduates enter the workplace equipped to engage the culture and to fulfill their God-given calling. Blue Mountain College is supported by the Mississippi Baptist Convention. Deeply committed to the education of its students since its founding in 1873, the College has continued to attract capable, confident students who desire to pursue knowledge through a Christian worldview in a caring, person-centered environment. Blue Mountain students vary in ages and backgrounds. Some come as freshmen; others transfer from nearby community colleges or universities. Regardless of age or background, the individual student is of utmost value and importance at BMC. Faculty and staff believe in the ability of the student to participate constructively in his/her educational development. Blue Mountain College has over the years sought to prepare students for meaningful lives. Emphasis has been given to the development of strength of character and the ability to live creatively. Through small classes, a close faculty-student relationship, and a focus on the importance of the individual, the College has endeavored to produce graduates who are well-prepared academically and spiritually to accept places of leadership in their professions, in their communities, and in the work of the denomination.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1873
Religious affiliation Southern Baptist Convention
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $11,151,285


When applying to Blue Mountain College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Blue Mountain College is $10. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 31.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 31.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Blue Mountain College is 13:1, and the school has 67.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Blue Mountain College include: Education, General; Psychology, General; Bible/Biblical Studies; Business Administration and Management, General; and Social Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 26%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education, General 38%
Psychology, General 16%
Bible/Biblical Studies 12%
Business Administration and Management, General 10%
Social Sciences, General 5%

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Student Life

Blue Mountain College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 502, with a gender distribution of 40.2 percent male students and 59.8 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus. Blue Mountain College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 513
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Blue Mountain College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Blue Mountain College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Blue Mountain College, 93 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Blue Mountain College.

Students who have cars on campus 93%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $9,230 (2012-13)
Room and board $4,000 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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