Quick Facts

HISTORY Blue Mountain College was founded in 1873 by Mark Perrin Lowrey. 
LOCATION BMC is located in the rolling hills of North Mississippi in the town of Blue Mountain, which derives its name from the "bluish" tint of the hills.
CAMPUS  The campus consists of 44 acres and 14 main campus buildings.
ENROLLMENT Enrollment for the Fall 2014 year was 544.  The student population is 61 percent female and 39 percent male. Fifty-four percent are residential students and 46 percent commute to campus.
GRADUATE DEGREE Blue Mountain College offers two Master of Education degrees:  Elementary Education and Literacy/Reading K-12.
RESIDENCE LIFE There are four residence halls.    Two women's residences:  Whitfield and Stevens.  Two men's residence:  Cockroft and Southplex.
ACTIVITIES/CLUBS BMC offers a strong tradition of student-led organizations and activities.  The Office of Student Activities serves to coordinate the many organizations and activities that take place daily on the campus.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETIES BMC offers six national honor societies:  Theta Alpha Kappa (Religious Studies and Theology), Kappa Delta Pi (Education), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Beta Beta Beta (Biology), Pi Gamma Mu (Social Science), and Alpha Psi Omega (Fine Arts).

BMC is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Southern States Athletic Conference. 

The athletic programs include men's and women's basketball, women's  and men's cross country.  The women's athletic program has been recognized as Champions of Character by the NAIA for the last ten years.

In the fall of 2010, the College added Baseball and  Softball and men's and women's Golf.


Blue Mountain College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Blue Mountain College

NON-DISCRIMINATION Blue Mountain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, military service, or genetic information in its programs, activities, and employment. Further, the College does not retaliate against a person because he or she complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. Blue Mountain College prohibits harassment because of a person’s race, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information or religion. The College may discriminate on the basis of religion in employment as it deems it is prudent to do so in order to achieve its mission.


BMC was ranked 23rd by the U.S. News and World Report in 2013-2014 as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South. The College was ranked second in Best Value of Regional Colleges in the South.

These institutions focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs - in the liberal arts - which account for fewer than half of their bachelor's degrees, and in professional fields such as business, nursing, and education.

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