For a majority of students the only way to pay for college is to take out a federal or private loan. With the cost of college continuing to rise, so has student debt. The Student Loan Report looks into the least private student debt offered by private colleges. Using Peterson's Financial Aid Data set-2015, a list of the top 250 private colleges was calculated in relation to private student debt. Private student debt refers to loans taken out through private lenders.
Blue Mountain College was ranked #2 in the Top 250 Private Colleges that Give Students the Least Private Student Debt by the Student Loan Report.
The average debt per graduate was calculated by multiplying the percentage of students with private debt by the average private debt per borrower. This value was then sorted from lowest to highest giving the overall ranking for each school.
Blue Mountain College has also been recognized by the Washington Monthly as a Best Bang for the Buck institution and the U.S. News & World Report as a Best Value institution.