• 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 303 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is same as the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 46%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 303 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Blue Cliff College-Gulfport ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 66% over five years.
Blue Cliff College-Gulfport
(MS) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 years (below associate)
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
30 staff
371 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
7
7

Student Body

The student population of Blue Cliff College-Gulfport has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Blue Cliff College-Gulfport diversity score of 0.57 is equal to the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
303 students
3,392 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
303 students
2,299 students
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# Part-Time Students
59 students
1,093 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
295 students
295 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
303 students
2,299 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
1,139 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
814 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
2%
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% Black
54%
37%
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% White
37%
54%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
n/a
% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.57
0.57
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
51%
38%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,200
$30,000
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
98%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,855
$8,448
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,189
$4,808
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blue Cliff College-Gulfport's ranking?

Blue Cliff College-Gulfport ranks among the top 20% of community college in Mississippi for: Diversity in US community colleges, Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 303 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Mississippi community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Mississippi is Hinds Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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