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Bluefield College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Bluefield College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bluefield College Ranked?

2021 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.

Bluefield College was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration and social service.

Overall Quality

Bluefield College is ranked #1,604 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Bluefield College is also ranked #45 out of 48 schools in Virginia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bluefield College?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 91%, Bluefield College has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 71% of students accepted to Bluefield College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 545. Math scores were between 430 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bluefield College  ( 440 to 545 )

SAT Math Scores for Bluefield College  ( 430 to 540 )
Bluefield College received ACT scores from 33% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Bluefield College  ( 16 to 23 )

Learn more about Bluefield College admissions.

Bluefield College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Bluefield 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 Bluefield College is 31%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  31 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bluefield College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Bluefield College this rate is 52%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  52 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Bluefield College have a four-year graduation rate of 30%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Bluefield College.

Good Overall Diversity at Bluefield College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 939 undergraduates at Bluefield College with 781 being full-time and 158 being part-time.

Bluefield College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Bluefield College is 84.74 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.74 out of 100
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How Much Does Bluefield College Cost?

The overall average net price of Bluefield College is $21,997. 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 Bluefield College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,535 $21,573 $20,010 $23,165 $22,061

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 Bluefield 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 Bluefield College, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $6,599 a year. That adds up to $26,396 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bluefield College is 9.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Bluefield College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bluefield College make around $40,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Bluefield College make the most money.

Location of Bluefield College

Bluefield College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bluefield, Virginia. The surrounding location of Bluefield is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Bluefield College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605
Phone: 276-326-3682

Bluefield College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 32 majors graduated from Bluefield College. Of these students, 252 received undergraduate degrees and 136 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
Business Administration & Management 55 $38,800
Human Services 42 $33,000
Nursing 37 $58,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 28 $32,400
Health & Physical Education 23 NA
General Biology 16 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 9 NA
Communication & Media Studies 4 NA
General Psychology 4 NA

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

Online Learning at Bluefield 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 2017-2018, 836 students took at least one online class at Bluefield College. This is an increase from the 696 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 836 494
2016-2017 696 337
2015-2016 606 378
2014-2015 674 465
2013-2014 565 428

Learn more about online learning at Bluefield College.

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Notes and References


*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.


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