Quick Facts

HISTORY Blue Mountain College was founded in 1873 by Mark Perrin Lowrey. 
LOCATION BMC is located in the rolling hills of North Mississippi in the town of Blue Mountain, which derives its name from the "bluish" tint of the hills.
CAMPUS  The campus consists of 44 acres and 14 main campus buildings.
ENROLLMENT Enrollment for the Fall 2016 year was 571.  The student population is 57 percent female and 43 percent male. Fifty-seven percent are residential students and 43 percent commute to campus.
GRADUATE DEGREE Blue Mountain College offers three Master of Education degrees: Elementary Education, Literacy/Reading K-12, and Secondary Education – Biology.
RESIDENCE LIFE There are six residence halls.    Three women's residences:  Whitfield, Stevens, and Mountain Village.  Three men's residence:  Cockroft, Southplex, and Topper Lodge.
ACTIVITIES/CLUBS BMC offers a strong tradition of student-led organizations and activities.  The Office of Student Activities serves to coordinate the many organizations and activities that take place daily on the campus.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETIES BMC offers nine national honor societies:  Alpha Chi, (all disciplines), Theta Alpha Kappa (Religious Studies and Theology), Kappa Delta Pi (Education), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Beta Beta Beta (Biology), Pi Gamma Mu (Social Science), Sigma Beta Delta (Business, Management, and Administration), Alpha Psi Omega (Fine Arts), and Alpha Lambda Delta (First year students).

BMC is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Southern States Athletic Conference.  

Blue Mountain College has expanded to 16 varsity and junior varsity sports for the 2017-2018 academic year. For more information on our teams and other athletic department updates please visit BMC Athletics.


Blue Mountain College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Blue Mountain College


BMC was ranked 7th by the U.S. News and World Report in 2017 as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South. The College was ranked first in Best Value of Regional Colleges in the South.

These institutions focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs - in the liberal arts - which account for fewer than half of their bachelor's degrees, and in professional fields such as business, nursing, and education.

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