Welcome to Blue Mountain Community College
Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) is a comprehensive community college committed to providing a premier learning environment and support for student success. Program areas include professional technical certificates and degrees, college transfer degrees, college preparatory and adult basic skills training, workforce development programs, continuing education, and community education. BMCC offers students quality instruction, affordable tuition, small class sizes, and student support services like tutoring, computer labs, academic advising, and disability accommodations.
BMCC serves five counties in northeastern Oregon—Baker, Grant, Morrow, and Umatilla—through its locations in Pendleton, Hermiston, Baker City, Milton-Freewater, Boardman, and John Day. In addition, BMCC provides selected on-site services to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. BMCC uses distance education learning modalities to serve residents of the region as well as a small number of students from around the world.
On average, BMCC employs 350 full-time and part-time persons, with an annual payroll of over $7,000,000.
According to student demographics BMCC enrolled 10,723 students in 2008-09; of which 2,767 were seeking a certificate or associates degree. Of these degree-seeking students 1,391 received $7.2 million in financial aid in the form of federal and state assistance, scholarships, grants, and work/study jobs. Over 1,100 BMCC students plus 1,340 prison inmates enrolled in GED preparation, English second language (ESL), or adult basic education (ABE) classes. Both dual credit courses and expanded option classes are offered to area high school students; 881 students earned college credits for advanced classes taken in their high schools and 160 college courses were taken by high school student at BMCC locations or via distance learning. The growth and sophistication of technology has expanded the number of courses offered via distance learning to over 100; 2,076 students took at least one distance learning course in 2008-2009.
Typical of community colleges, the average age of all BMCC students is 35; whereas degree seeking students average 29 years old. Student demographic data relies on self-reporting: 2,257 students identified themselves as minority and 632 identified themselves as veterans. Class size is generally less than 30 students.
Additional informational data can be found at the International Center for Education Statistics College Navigator