Blue Mountain College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,990
4.96% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$11,504
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
8.38%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
99.5%
207 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
601
88.9% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
60.9%
53 Graduates

About

Blue Mountain College is a higher education institution located in Tippah County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Blue Mountain College were Elementary Education & Teaching (20 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees), and Biblical Studies (16 degrees).

In 2017, 142 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Blue Mountain College. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (126 degrees), 14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Mountain College is $9,990, which is $-15,204 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Mountain College is $9,990, which is $-15,204 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,504.

In 2017, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,990
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Blue Mountain College was $9,990. The cost of tuition at Blue Mountain College is $-15,204 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$11,504
2017 Value
5.12%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Blue Mountain College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,504. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Blue Mountain College grew by 5.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,920
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Blue Mountain College was of $5,920 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.85% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Blue Mountain College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.09% with respect to 2016, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.38%
2016 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Blue Mountain College was 8.38%, which represents 16 out of the 191 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Blue Mountain College received 207 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.38% annual growth. Out of those 207 applicants, 206 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 99.5% acceptance rate.

There were 601 students enrolled at Blue Mountain College in 2017, and 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Blue Mountain College has an overall enrollment yield of 61.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

99.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
206
Accepted Out of 207

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Blue Mountain College was 99.5% (206 admissions from 207 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 96.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 8.38%, while admissions grew by 11.4%.

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage
4
Scores Submitted

3% of enrolled first-time students at Blue Mountain College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Blue Mountain College has a total enrollment of 601 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Mountain College is 534 students and the part-time enrollment is 67. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at Blue Mountain College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Blue Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.5% White, 12.3% Black or African American, 1.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.16% Two or More Races, 0.333% Asian, 0.333% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Blue Mountain College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.1%), followed by White Male (38%) and Black or African American Male (6.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (100%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (0%) and Black or African American Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Blue Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 601 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Mountain College is 534 and the part-time enrollment is 67. This means that 88.9% of students enrolled at Blue Mountain College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Blue Mountain College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Blue Mountain College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    496
  2. Black or African American
    74
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9

The enrolled student population at Blue Mountain College is 82.5% White, 12.3% Black or African American, 1.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.16% Two or More Races, 0.333% Asian, 0.333% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 38 more women than men received degrees from Blue Mountain College. The majority of degree recipients at Blue Mountain College are white (126 degrees awarded). There were 14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Blue Mountain College is Elementary Education & Teaching (20 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (19 degrees) and Biblical Studies (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Blue Mountain College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (20 degrees awarded), Education (53 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Blue Mountain College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,028,216 people), Secondary school teachers (344,873 people), Education administrators (313,390 people), Other managers (206,091 people), and Postsecondary teachers (181,459 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain College are Theology (20 degrees awarded), Education (53 degrees), History (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), and Psychology (15 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Blue Mountain College are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain College are Theology (20 degrees awarded), Education (53 degrees), History (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), and Psychology (15 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Blue Mountain College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,100,068 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (428,926 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (318,629 people), Outpatient care centers (194,170 people), and Individual & family services (169,375 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain College are Theology (20 degrees awarded), Education (53 degrees), History (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (9 degrees), and Psychology (15 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Blue Mountain College.
Most Common
  1. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 16 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Blue Mountain College was Elementary Education & Teaching with 20 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 52
  2. 90

In 2017, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Mountain College, which is 0.578 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (90).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 12 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Mountain College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.71 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Blue Mountain College in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 12.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 48% of students graduating from Blue Mountain College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Blue Mountain College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    126 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    9 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Blue Mountain College is white (126 degrees awarded). There were 14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (9 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    84 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    42 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Blue Mountain College is white female (84 degrees awarded). There were 2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (42 degrees).

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Operations

Blue Mountain College has an endowment valued at nearly $15.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $183k (1.17%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Blue Mountain College had a total salary expenditure of $9.55M. Blue Mountain College employs 11 Associate professors, 10 Assistant professors, and 7 Professors. Most academics at Blue Mountain College are Female Assistant professors (7), Male Associate professors(6), and Female Instructors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Mountain College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 15 employees, and Management with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.6M
2017 Endowment
12.4%
growth from 2016

Blue Mountain College has an endowment valued at about $15.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Blue Mountain College grew 12.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.5M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Blue Mountain College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.24M
2017 Salaries
9.54%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Blue Mountain College paid a median of $4.24M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($9.55M) and a 9.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.482% growth from 2015 and a 5.64% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.62M
Instructional Salaries
34
Number of Employees

In 2017, Blue Mountain College paid a total of $1.62M to 34 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
11 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Blue Mountain College were Associate professor with 11 employees; Assistant professor with 10 employees; and Assistant professor with 7 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Mountain College were Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees; and Management with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Blue Mountain College was Female Assistant professor with 7 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Female Instructor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Blue Mountain College.

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