Blue Mountain Community College

  • 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 1,731 students (49% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
  • Blue Mountain Community College is the only community colleges within Umatilla County, OR.
  • The nearest community college to Blue Mountain Community College is Walla Walla Community College (38.1 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 105 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Blue Mountain Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty105 staff105 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Blue Mountain Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Blue Mountain Community College diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,731 students2,071 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:128:1
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# Full-Time Students844 students844 students
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# Part-Time Students887 students1,227 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
13%
10%
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% Black
1%
2%
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% White
74%
66%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
6%
13%
Diversity Score0.430.53
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College Completion Rate
16%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$32,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,188 is more than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 68% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,618 is more than the state average of $8,497. The out-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,188$5,223
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,618$8,497
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Tuition NotesTuition & Fees based on $108 per credit hour + $29.50 in fees per credit, based on 15 credits
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$17,431$15,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,051$6,156
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Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Equestrian, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Equestrian, Soccer,
Softball, Volleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
FFA, Mountain Biking, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Spanish Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government Association
Source: 2016 (or 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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