Bluefield College

Bluefield College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Bluefield College Ranked?

2022 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 23 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public health/community nurse/nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Bluefield College as #2,020 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Bluefield College is also ranked #50 out of 73 schools in Virginia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bluefield College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Bluefield College is 76%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Bluefield College is a good fit for you.

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 43%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  43 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bluefield 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 Bluefield College is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Bluefield College is 24%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

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

Bluefield College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 753 undergraduates at Bluefield College with 592 being full-time and 161 being part-time.

How Much Does Bluefield College Cost?

The overall average net price of Bluefield College is $23,158. 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 +
$23,112 $20,443 $25,207 $23,313 $23,793

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 85% of students took out student loans averaging $6,613 a year. That adds up to $26,452 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bluefield College is 12.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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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, 181 received undergraduate degrees and 137 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 39 $46,087
Nursing 29 $66,318
Human Services 23 $31,890
Criminal Justice & Corrections 17 $36,560
Health & Physical Education 13 $21,234
Teacher Education Grade Specific 8 NA
General English Literature 5 NA
Graphic Communications 5 NA
General Biology 5 NA
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 4 $34,704

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 2019-2020, 379 students took at least one online class at Bluefield College. This is a decrease from the 1,107 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 379 328
2018-2019 1,107 719
2017-2018 836 494
2016-2017 696 337
2015-2016 606 378

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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