Blue Mountain Christian University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,120
10% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$15,305
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.06%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
95.7%
186 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
922
60.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
39.4%
43 Graduates

About

Blue Mountain Christian University is a higher education institution located in Tippah County, MS. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Blue Mountain Christian University were Elementary Education & Teaching (31 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (19 degrees).

In 2022, 171 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Blue Mountain Christian University. 64.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (137 degrees), 6.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Mountain Christian University is $19,120, which is $−9,210 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Blue Mountain Christian University is $19,120, which is $−9,210 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,305.

In 2022, 65% of undergraduate students attending Blue Mountain Christian University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$19,120
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Blue Mountain Christian University was $19,120. The cost of tuition at Blue Mountain Christian University is $−9,210 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$15,305
2022 Value
2.12%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Blue Mountain Christian University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,305. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Blue Mountain Christian University grew by 2.12%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,610
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Blue Mountain Christian University was of $7,610 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.97% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Blue Mountain Christian University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.41% with respect to 2021, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.06%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Blue Mountain Christian University was 5.06%, which represents 8 out of the 158 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Blue Mountain Christian University received 186 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 15.1% annual growth. Out of those 186 applicants, 178 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.7% acceptance rate.

There were 922 students enrolled at Blue Mountain Christian University in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Blue Mountain Christian University has an overall enrollment yield of 50.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
178
Accepted Out of 186

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Blue Mountain Christian University was 95.7% (178 admissions from 186 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 99.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 15.1%, while admissions declined by −18%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
7
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Blue Mountain Christian University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Blue Mountain Christian University had a total enrollment of 922 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Blue Mountain Christian University is 557 students and the part-time enrollment is 365. This means that 60.4% of students enrolled at Blue Mountain Christian University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Blue Mountain Christian University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68% White, 14.6% Black or African American, 6.83% Hispanic or Latino, 2.17% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, and 0.651% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Blue Mountain Christian University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (30.8%) and Black or African American Male (8.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.4%), followed by White Male (31.8%) and Black or African American Female (22.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Blue Mountain Christian University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 922 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Mountain Christian University is 557 and the part-time enrollment is 365. This means that 60.4% of students enrolled at Blue Mountain Christian University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Blue Mountain Christian University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Blue Mountain Christian University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    627 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    135 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    63 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Blue Mountain Christian University is 68% White, 14.6% Black or African American, 6.83% Hispanic or Latino, 2.17% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, and 0.651% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7 students (0.759%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 51 more women than men received degrees from Blue Mountain Christian University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Blue Mountain Christian University is white (137 degrees awarded). There were 6.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Blue Mountain Christian University is Elementary Education & Teaching (31 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (19 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Blue Mountain Christian University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and History (8 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Blue Mountain Christian University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,684,861 people), Secondary school teachers (551,495 people), Education administrators (306,016 people), Postsecondary teachers (197,481 people), and Other managers (196,226 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain Christian University in 2022 are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), History (8 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Education (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Blue Mountain Christian University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain Christian University are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), History (8 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Education (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Blue Mountain Christian University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,023,361 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (426,401 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (212,391 people), Legal services (159,787 people), and Religious organizations (154,452 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain Christian University are Theology (16 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), History (8 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Education (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Blue Mountain Christian University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 31 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Blue Mountain Christian University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 31 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

60
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
111
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Mountain Christian University, which is 0.541 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (111).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Mountain Christian University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Mountain Christian University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 30 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 47% of students graduating from Blue Mountain Christian University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Blue Mountain Christian University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    137 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Blue Mountain Christian University is white (137 degrees awarded). There were 6.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (21 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    86 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    51 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Blue Mountain Christian University is white female (86 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (51 degrees).

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Operations

Blue Mountain Christian University has an endowment valued at nearly $18.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.4%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Blue Mountain Christian University had a total salary expenditure of 14.8M. Blue Mountain Christian University employs 13 Associate professors, 13 Assistant professors and 9 Professors. Most academics at Blue Mountain Christian University are Female Assistant professor (8), Female Associate professor (7), and Female Instructor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Mountain Christian University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 21 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 19 employees, and Management with 9 employees.

Endowment

$18.1M
2022 Endowment
12.3%
decline from 2021

Blue Mountain Christian University has an endowment valued at about $18.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Blue Mountain Christian University declined 12.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31.2M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.6M
2022 Salaries
6.22%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Blue Mountain Christian University paid a median of $5.6M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($14.8M) and a 6.22% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.45M
Instructional Salaries
43
Number of Employees

In 2022, Blue Mountain Christian University paid a total of $2.45M to 43 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
13 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Blue Mountain Christian University were Associate professor with 13 employees, Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Professor with 9 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Mountain Christian University were Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 19 employees, and Management with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Blue Mountain Christian University was Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, Female Associate professor with 7 employees, and Female Instructor with 6 employees.

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