Bluefield College

Overview of Bluefield College

Bluefield is located in a self-contained town, in Bluefield, VA. The school is officially a Baptist school. Bluefield is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Students at Bluefield often study business and management, security and law enforcement, therapy and counseling.

Bluefield Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 420 to 520 in 2007-2008. A quarter of students admitted in 2007-2008 scored 530 or higher on the math SAT.

Student Body

The school offers classes to 793 students (1,031 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at Bluefield.

Student Life

The school has a large share of part-time students. Many students live in housing on or near campus. The school does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Appalachian Athletic Conference, Appalachian Athletic Conference, Appalachian Athletic Conference competitions. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Bluefield

Bluefield College
3000 College Dr
Bluefield , VA 24605
General Phone: (276) 326-3682

Bluefield Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management114business, business management, accounting, human resources, organizational behavior, MIS
Therapy and Counseling76psychology, psychology courses
Security and Law Enforcement38criminal justice and safety
Liberal Arts22English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, social services, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Science6biology, chemistry
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy and religious studies
Media3communication studies
Art Studies2art studies
Education and Teaching0music teaching
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for Bluefield in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree27728

Bluefield Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bluefield had a total enrollment of 793 students (1,031 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 59%
Women 41%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 20%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 21%
22-24 10%
25-29 8%
30-34 9%
35-39 10%
40-49 17%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

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

West Virginia15%
North Carolina2%
(International Students)1%
New Hampshire1%

Bluefield Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %

Bluefield Room and Board (2007)

Bluefield offers campus housing for 218 of its 1,031 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Bluefield Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420520
SAT Math420530
ACT Verbal1621
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1720

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT28%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Bluefield Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,640
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,640
Room and board $ 6,560
Room charge $ 2,570
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,990
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,700

Financial Aid:
Bluefield participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 370300)

Bluefield Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2215

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: 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 year7$53,3080*
Associate professoracademic year5$47,4873$45,689
Assistant professoracademic year8$42,7398$39,602
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year20$47,62513$39,901

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

Bluefield Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Appalachian Athletic Conference
Baseball Appalachian Athletic Conference
Track Appalachian Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports224163

Bluefield Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Music Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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Bluefield Highlights

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What Sets Bluefield Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 4%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Bluefield % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Bluefield % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Bluefield % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Bluefield % students 40 years or older
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Bluefield Number of degree programs
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Bluefield % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Bluefield Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Baptist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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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