Blue Mountain Community College

Tel: (541)276-1260
1,936 students
Public institution
MISSION & VISION Blue Mountain Community College will realize its vision by providing high quality programs for college preparation, college transfer, professional/technical, workforce development, and self-improvement that will strengthen the economy and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. BMCC provides dynamic and innovative programs and delivery methods in response to the changing needs of our customers: the students, businesses, industries, and communities of eastern Oregon.
School Highlights:
Blue Mountain Community College serves 1,936 students (52.27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Blue Mountain Community College is the only community colleges within Umatilla County, OR.
The nearest community college is Walla Walla Community College (38.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 99 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
College Blue Mountain Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 99 staff
61 staff
Blue Mountain Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,936 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,936 students 1,296 students
Blue Mountain Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
Blue Mountain Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,012 students
810 students
Blue Mountain Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 924 students
1,036 students
Blue Mountain Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Blue Mountain Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Blue Mountain Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Blue Mountain Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Blue Mountain Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Hispanic
Blue Mountain Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Blue Mountain Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Blue Mountain Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Blue Mountain Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Blue Mountain Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Blue Mountain Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.29 0.53
Blue Mountain Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,998 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,390 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,998 $5,694
Blue Mountain Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,390 $10,252
Blue Mountain Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
Blue Mountain Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Blue Mountain Community College was founded in 1962 to meet the growing education, training, and cultural needs of northeastern Oregon. Since then, it has expanded and evolved into a comprehensive community college that serves a diverse community of life-long learners with facilities in Baker City, Boardman, Hermiston, Milton Freewater, and Pendleton. Blue Mountain Community College's main campus is located in northeastern Oregon surrounded by the natural beauty of rich wheat fields and the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Our scenic 175-acre hilltop site overlooks Pendleton, a city with a population of 16,180 and the county seat of Umatilla County. We are located 200 miles east of Portland and nearly the same distance from Seattle, Spokane and Boise. The College's buildings date from 1965 to our new science and technology facility which was first occupied in September 2000. In November of 1998, the voters of our service district passed a building and technology bond aimed at renewing and expanding existing facilities, and building new educational sites, which will help BMCC transition into the future. At Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) you can earn the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer(AAOT), The Associate of Science(AS), The Associate of Applied Science(AAS), The Associate Degree in General Studies(AGS), and Certificates. BMCC is a public, two-year coeducational college accredited by the Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU).

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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,998 per year for in-state students and $7,980 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,436 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Oregon community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Oregon is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.