Blue Mountain Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,130
1.79% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$11,403
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.51%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,227
45.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
21.6%
57 Graduates

About

Blue Mountain Community College is a higher education institution located in Umatilla County, OR. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Blue Mountain Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (142 degrees awarded), General Studies (38 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (21 degrees).

In 2022, 294 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Blue Mountain Community College. 67% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (178 degrees), 1.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Blue Mountain Community College is $5,130, which is $−2,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Blue Mountain Community College is $5,130, which is $−2,982 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,403.

In 2022, 76% of undergraduate students attending Blue Mountain Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,130
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Blue Mountain Community College was $5,130. The cost of tuition at Blue Mountain Community College is $−2,982 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$11,403
2022 Value
14.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Blue Mountain Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,403. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Blue Mountain Community College grew by 14.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,158
Room and Board
$1,053
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Blue Mountain Community College was of $9,158 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,053. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
9%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Blue Mountain Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.17% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.51%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Blue Mountain Community College was 3.51%, which represents 6 out of the 171 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Blue Mountain Community College had a total enrollment of 1,227 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Blue Mountain Community College is 553 students and the part-time enrollment is 674. This means that 45.1% of students enrolled at Blue Mountain Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Blue Mountain Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.4% White, 27.1% Hispanic or Latino, 2.85% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.896% Black or African American, 0.815% Asian, and 0.57% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Blue Mountain Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.8%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Blue Mountain Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,227 students. The full-time enrollment at Blue Mountain Community College is 553 and the part-time enrollment is 674. This means that 45.1% of students enrolled at Blue Mountain Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
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 Community College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Blue Mountain Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    582 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    333 enrolled students
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    35 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Blue Mountain Community College is 47.4% White, 27.1% Hispanic or Latino, 2.85% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.44% Two or More Races, 0.896% Black or African American, 0.815% Asian, and 0.57% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 100 more women than men received degrees from Blue Mountain Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Blue Mountain Community College is white (178 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Blue Mountain Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (142 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (38 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Blue Mountain Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (180 degrees awarded), Construction (12 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (11 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 Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,577,350 people), Secondary school teachers (442,986 people), Education administrators (253,738 people), Special education teachers (188,664 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (171,074 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain Community College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (180 degrees awarded), Construction (12 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (11 degrees), Protective Services (10 degrees), and Education (22 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Blue Mountain Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (180 degrees awarded), Construction (12 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (11 degrees), Protective Services (10 degrees), and Education (22 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 Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,742,750 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (352,945 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (235,562 people), Construction (156,850 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (136,983 people).

The most specialized majors at Blue Mountain Community College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (180 degrees awarded), Construction (12 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (11 degrees), Protective Services (10 degrees), and Education (22 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 Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 142 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Blue Mountain Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 142 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

97
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
197
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Mountain Community College, which is 0.492 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (197).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Mountain Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.42 times less than the 100 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 100 degrees were awarded to men at Blue Mountain Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.38 times more than the 42 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from Blue Mountain Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Blue Mountain Community College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    178 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Blue Mountain Community College is white (178 degrees awarded). There were 1.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

1.36% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    116 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    69 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Blue Mountain Community College is white female (116 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (69 degrees).

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Operations

Blue Mountain Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.71M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 47.7k (1.29%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Blue Mountain Community College had a total salary expenditure of 28.9M. Blue Mountain Community College employs 40 Instructors. Most academics at Blue Mountain Community College are Female Instructor (23), and Male Instructor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Mountain Community College are: Management, with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 25 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees.

Endowment

$3.71M
2022 Endowment
10.9%
decline from 2021

Blue Mountain Community College has an endowment valued at about $3.71M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Blue Mountain Community College declined 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.51M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $272k - Federal
  2. $2.48M - State
  3. $215k - Local

As of 2022, Blue Mountain Community College received $272k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.48M from state grants and contracts, and $215k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.3M
2022 Salaries
0.771%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Blue Mountain Community College paid a median of $11.3M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($28.9M) and a 0.771% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.6M
Instructional Salaries
40
Number of Employees

In 2022, Blue Mountain Community College paid a total of $3.6M to 40 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Blue Mountain Community College was Instructor with 40 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Blue Mountain Community College were Management with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 25 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Blue Mountain Community College was Female Instructor with 23 employees, and Male Instructor with 17 employees.

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