Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Blue Mountain College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Blue Mountain College was awarded 46 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

Overall Quality

Blue Mountain College is ranked #1,249 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Blue Mountain College held the #1,434 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Blue Mountain College also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Mississippi ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Blue Mountain College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Blue Mountain College is 99%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Blue Mountain College is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to Blue Mountain College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 520. Math scores were between 520 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Blue Mountain College  ( 500 to 520 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Blue Mountain College  ( 520 to 540 )
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800
Blue Mountain College received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Blue Mountain College  ( 18 to 23 )
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Blue Mountain College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Blue Mountain College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Blue Mountain College is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Blue Mountain College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Blue Mountain College is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Blue Mountain College for first-time, full-time students is 40%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100
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Blue Mountain College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 925 undergraduates at Blue Mountain College with 596 being full-time and 329 being part-time.

How Much Does Blue Mountain College Cost?

The overall average net price of Blue Mountain College is $13,618. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Blue Mountain College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,599 $9,313 $16,388 $16,867 $13,325

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Blue Mountain College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Blue Mountain College, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $6,890 a year. That adds up to $27,560 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Blue Mountain College is 9.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Blue Mountain College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Blue Mountain College make around $34,399 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 19% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Blue Mountain, Mississippi. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Blue Mountain College.

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Contact details for Blue Mountain College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 201 W Main St, Blue Mountain, MS 38610
Phone: 662-685-4771
Website: www.bmc.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bluemountaincollege
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetbmc

Blue Mountain College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 21 majors graduated from Blue Mountain College. Of these students, 213 received undergraduate degrees and 14 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 43 $33,196
Business Administration & Management 35 NA
Interdisciplinary Studies 23 NA
General Psychology 21 $24,481
Health & Physical Education 20 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 19 $35,289
Biblical Studies 17 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 8 NA
General Biology 7 NA
History 5 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Blue Mountain College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Blue Mountain College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 379 students took at least one online class at Blue Mountain College. This is an increase from the 326 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 379 155
2018-2019 326 94
2017-2018 213 36
2016-2017 229 66
2015-2016 262 69

Learn more about online learning at Blue Mountain College.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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