Blue Mountain College

Overview of Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain is located in Blue Mountain, MS (a rural area). The school is a Southern Baptist school. Blue Mountain is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Blue Mountain is known for its programs in education and teaching.

Blue Mountain Selectivity

The school is an open-admission school.

Student Body

Blue Mountain had 457 enrolled students in 2007-2008.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Blue Mountain offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Blue Mountain values student athletics, and belongs to the TranSouth Athletic Conference, TranSouth Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Founded in 1873 as a Christian liberal arts college and affiliated since 1920 with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, Blue Mountain College assists students in developing intellectual integrity, academic excellence, social awareness, and Christian character. To accomplish the mission the College recruits undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to scholarship, servant leadership, and service in church and community. The student-centered campus exhibits a climate of personal attention, respect, inclusion and high expectations. With the leadership of professionals who share the common bond of Christian faith and who are committed to excellence, students are guided to reach their God-given potential."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain College
201 W Main St
Blue Mountain , MS 38610-9509
General Phone: (662) 685-4771

Blue Mountain Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching61elementary school teaching, English teaching, foreign language teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social science teaching, biology teaching
Religion and Philosophy15bible studies
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Science7biology, natural sciences
Liberal Arts3Spanish language, English, social services, history
Business and Management3business management
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education

Number of programs and degrees for Blue Mountain in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree8321
Master's degree161

Blue Mountain Student Body

In 2007-2008, Blue Mountain had a total enrollment of 457 students (429 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 12%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 18%
20-21 27%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 10%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Blue Mountain Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 100 %
Part-Time 100 %

Blue Mountain Room and Board (2007)

Blue Mountain offers campus housing for 232 of its 429 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Blue Mountain, Mississippi for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Mississippi Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Blue Mountain Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,170
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,170
Room and board $ 3,800
Books and supplies $ 750
Other expenses $ 1,652

Financial Aid:
Blue Mountain participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 239800)

Blue Mountain Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*3$47,490
Associate professoracademic year6$44,4334$43,355
Assistant professoracademic year4$41,6705$43,856
Instructoracademic year0*3$37,839
All faculty totalacademic year11$43,69015$43,246

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Blue Mountain Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball TranSouth Athletic Conference
Track TranSouth Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Blue Mountain Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Science Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Natural Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Blue Mountain Highlights

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What Sets Blue Mountain Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 2%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Blue Mountain Dorm rooms per full-time student
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 12%Blue Mountain Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Blue Mountain Female % of student body

checked Southern Baptist affiliation
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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