Blue Mountain College, located in Blue Mountain, Mississippi, was founded by confederate civil war general Mark P. Lowrey. Lowrey, a pastor, founded the school as a women's institute and the initial name given was the Blue Mountain Female Institute. Lowrey and his two daughters ran the institute, followed by Lowrey's two sons and grandson. Over time the school was given over to the Mississippi Baptist Convention, and in 2005 became a fully coeducational institution.
Blue Mountain College offers a variety of undergraduate programs for its students. The students are served by a highly qualified and dedicated faculty who work to assist students in any way possible to achieve academic, personal, professional and spiritual success.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll must submit an application along with application fee and housing deposit, all transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and immunization forms. The application will be reviewed when received and the applicant notified sometime after. Students in need of financial aid should contact the financial aid department for a review as well as complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The BMC Toppers participate in the TranSouth Athletic Conference through the NAIA.
Sports programs offered:
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the applicants Blue Mountain College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Blue Mountain College has a total student population of about 480. The student body is made up of 95% undergraduate students and 12% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $9,500-$11,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Per unit charges are around $350 for part time students
- The estimated cost for room and board is around $6,900, which includes twenty-one meals provided per week
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$8,368|
|Receiving Student Loans||54%||$5,928|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Blue Mountain College may provide services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
The overall graduation rate of Blue Mountain College is approximately 51%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||37%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||14%|
Blue Mountain College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southern States Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Southern States Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Blue Mountain College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Blue Mountain College for official up-to-date information.