MISSION

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.

INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE

The College offers 20 undergraduate areas of study and two master degrees.

BMC offers a number of internship programs in the areas of Biblical Studies, Business, Teaching, Fine Arts, Worship Leadership, Biology, Writing, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Science, and History.

BMC offers a dual enrollment program with local secondary schools for high school juniors and seniors where they can earn college credit while still in high school.

BMC’s student/faculty ratio is 14:1.

The average ACT score for incoming freshmen is 21.

BMC offers a wide variety of online courses based on course management technology.

78% of BMC’s full-time faculty hold a terminal degree.

BMC has a number of affiliated programs with Delta State University, Cleveland; Mississippi University for Women, Columbus; Union University, Jackson, Tennessee; Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville; Itawamba Community College, Fulton; North Mississippi Medical Center Medical Technology Program, Tupelo; Baptist College of Health Sciences, Memphis, Tennessee.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Blue Mountain College’s enrollment has increased steadily for the last ten years. The enrollment as of the Fall 2012 was 512.

Full-time enrollment has increased by 88% since 2005.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Blue Mountain College 23rd among the top regional liberal arts colleges in the South.

BMC was selected as a College of Distinction because it provides students the highest level of undergraduate education and demonstrates a commitment to the Four Distinctions: Engagement, Teaching, Community and Outcomes.

CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT

Every year BMC students raise funds for and participate in summer missions in the U.S. and internationally. BMC students also served at Mississippi Baptist camps and served on state BSU committees. The BMC Baptist Student Union’s mission efforts have been recognized with the Courts Redford Award from the North American Mission Board for being a top sending school of home student missionaries.

The BMC campus continues to host a number of state convention board functions, including summer Young Musicians Camps, January Bible Study Previews, Northeast Mississippi Pastors Conferences, the Church-Related Vocations Banquet, Youth Ministers Conferences, the MBCB Student Connect Camp, and Preaching Conferences.

Students, faculty and staff contribute hundreds of hours of community service through MLK Day and Make a Difference Day activities, as well as, other club and organization sponsored activities.

Sixty-two percent of all student organizations reported annual service projects.

The College was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

BMC’s impact on the local economy is strong with more than a $9.5 million budget, 100 employees and net assets exceeding $8.4 million.


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