Blue Mountain College
||Blue Mountain College was founded in 1873 by Mark Perrin Lowrey. |
||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.|
||The campus consists of 44 acres and 14 main campus buildings.|
||Enrollment for the Fall 2010 year was 550. Approximately twenty-five percent of the students were male and 75 percent of the students commute to campus each day.|
||In 2007, BMC began offering the Master's Degree in Elementary Education. The first master's degrees were awarded in May 2008.|
||There are three residence halls. Two women's residences: Whitfield and Stevens. One men's residence: Cockroft. All three have been completely renovated in the last five years.|
||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 Kappa Delta Pi (Education).|
BMC is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the TranSouth Athletic Association.
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 Fast Pitch Softball and Golf for men and women.
||Blue Mountain College adheres to the Equal Opportunities provision of the Federal Civil Rights Law and regulations applicable to this institution. The College does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or military service in the administraion of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loans programs, and athletic and other college-administrative programs or in employment.|
|BMC was ranked 25th by the U.S. News and World Report in 2010-2011 as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South, up from No. 27 last year and No. 30 in 2009.|
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.