Blue Mountain Community College

2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801-0000
Tel: (541)276-1260
  • 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 32%.
  • 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 105 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Blue Mountain Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty105 staff105 staff
Blue Mountain Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,731 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has grown by 50% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,731 students2,071 students
Blue Mountain Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:128:1
Blue Mountain Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students844 students844 students
Blue Mountain Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students887 students1,227 students
Blue Mountain Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Blue Mountain Community College Enrollment Breakdown OR All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Blue Mountain Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Blue Mountain Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Blue Mountain Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Blue Mountain Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Blue Mountain Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Blue Mountain Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Blue Mountain Community College Ethnicity Breakdown OR All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.430.51
Blue Mountain Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Blue Mountain Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$32,200
Blue Mountain Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,307 is less than the state average of $5,266. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,867 is more than the state average of $8,611. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,307$5,266
Blue Mountain Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$11,867$8,611
Blue Mountain Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%81%
Blue Mountain Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$17,431$15,375
Blue Mountain Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$7,051$6,156
Blue Mountain Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,266 per year for in-state students and $8,611 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,361 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Chemeketa Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.