Blue Mountain College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,100
31.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,195
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.69%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
95.7%
233 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
821
73.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
48.6%
34 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 General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (22 degrees), and General Psychology (21 degrees).

In 2019, 140 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Blue Mountain College. 58.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (119 degrees), 7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Mountain College is $14,100, which is $−13,180 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Mountain College is $14,100, which is $−13,180 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,195.

In 2019, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,100
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Blue Mountain College was $14,100. The cost of tuition at Blue Mountain College is $−13,180 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$12,195
2019 Value
2.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Blue Mountain College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,195. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Blue Mountain College grew by 2.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,277
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Blue Mountain College was of $6,277 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.11% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Blue Mountain College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 95% 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.
7.69%
2017 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Blue Mountain College was 7.69%, which represents 11 out of the 143 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 233 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 17.7% annual decline. Out of those 233 applicants, 223 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.7% acceptance rate.

There were 821 students enrolled at Blue Mountain College in 2019, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Blue Mountain College has an overall enrollment yield of 50.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
223
Accepted Out of 233

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Blue Mountain College was 95.7% (223 admissions from 233 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 92.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −17.7%, while admissions declined by −15.2%.

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SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage
5
Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at Blue Mountain College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Blue Mountain College has a total enrollment of 821 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Mountain College is 605 students and the part-time enrollment is 216. This means that 73.7% of students enrolled at Blue Mountain College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Blue Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.6% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 3.78% Hispanic or Latino, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.609% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.487% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Blue Mountain College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (35.1%) and Black or African American Male (6.95%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60%), followed by White Male (20%) and Black or African American Male (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Blue Mountain College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 821 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Mountain College is 605 and the part-time enrollment is 216. This means that 73.7% of students enrolled at Blue Mountain College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2019 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 69%. 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
    629
  2. Black or African American
    104
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    31

The enrolled student population at Blue Mountain College is 76.6% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 3.78% Hispanic or Latino, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.609% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.487% Asian, 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 24 more women than men received degrees from Blue Mountain College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Blue Mountain College is white (119 degrees awarded). There were 7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Blue Mountain College is General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (22 degrees) and General Psychology (21 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 (15 degrees awarded), History (10 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 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 (1,580,220 people), Secondary school teachers (554,544 people), Education administrators (315,313 people), Special education teachers (231,368 people), and Other managers (219,805 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain College are Theology (15 degrees awarded), History (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Education (39 degrees), and Psychology (21 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain College are Theology (15 degrees awarded), History (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Education (39 degrees), and Psychology (21 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 (3,097,202 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (443,033 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (302,469 people), Outpatient care centers (204,825 people), and Individual & family services (167,319 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain College are Theology (15 degrees awarded), History (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Education (39 degrees), and Psychology (21 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. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Blue Mountain College was General Business Administration & Management with 27 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

58
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
82
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Mountain College, which is 0.707 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (82).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Mountain College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 21 degrees were awarded to women at Blue Mountain College in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 21 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 53% of students graduating from Blue Mountain College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Blue Mountain College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    119 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Blue Mountain College is white (119 degrees awarded). There were 7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 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
    69 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    50 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Blue Mountain College is white female (69 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (50 degrees).

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Operations

Blue Mountain College has an endowment valued at nearly $19.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $966k (4.85%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Blue Mountain College had a total salary expenditure of $10.7M. Blue Mountain College employs 12 Associate professors, 12 Assistant professors, and 7 Professors. Most academics at Blue Mountain College are Male Associate professors (7), Female Assistant professors(7), and Female Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Mountain College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 23 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 13 employees, and Management with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.9M
2019 Endowment
14%
growth from 2018

Blue Mountain College has an endowment valued at about $19.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Blue Mountain College grew 14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20.8M 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 2019, 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

$4.6M
2019 Salaries
4.51%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Blue Mountain College paid a median of $4.6M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($10.7M) and a 4.51% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.92% growth from 2017 and a 9.54% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.85M
Instructional Salaries
37
Number of Employees

In 2019, Blue Mountain College paid a total of $1.85M to 37 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
12 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Blue Mountain College were Associate professor with 12 employees; Assistant professor with 12 employees; and Assistant professor with 7 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Mountain College were Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees; and Management with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Blue Mountain College was Male Associate professor with 7 employees, Female Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Female Associate professor with 5 employees.

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

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