Blue Cliff College-Gulfport

  • The Blue Cliff College-Gulfport campus is conveniently located in an 18,000 square foot building that contains six lecture rooms, one computer lab with 20 computers, two massage therapy technique labs, a hydrotherapy lab, a spa level cosmetology lab with skin and nail clinics. The College will also provide weekly clinics for the public in massage therapy and cosmetology. The facility also houses a lounge area for students, a retail area, and a learning resource center, including an electronic library, books and periodicals.

School Highlights

Blue Cliff College-Gulfport serves 324 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.

Top Placements

Blue Cliff College-Gulfport places among the top 20% of community colleges in Mississippi for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Blue Cliff College-Gulfport(MS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty18 staff138 staff
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Number of Programs Offered55

Student Body

The student population of Blue Cliff College-Gulfport has grown by 82% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Blue Cliff College-Gulfport diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment324 students3,494 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:122:1
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# Full-Time Students324 students2,360 students
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# Part-Time Students59 students1,007 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
2%
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% Black
52%
39%
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% White
41%
52%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.560.58
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College Completion Rate
49%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,200$29,800
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Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,854$8,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,633$4,535
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Blue Cliff College-Gulfport is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (25.5 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Mississippi public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,428 per year for in-state students and $4,459 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,980 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Mississippi community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is East Central Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.