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 career and 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 high-quality instruction, affordable tuition, small class sizes, and student support services such as tutoring, computer labs,
academic advising, and disability accommodations.
Though its taxing district comprises Baker, Morrow, and Umatilla counties, BMCC serves all of northeastern Oregon—including Grant, Union, and Wallowa counties—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 throughout 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 $15,000,000.
In 2010-11, BMCC enrolled 10,660 students, of which 3,336 were seeking a certificate or associate’s degree. A total of 1,971 students received $12.2 million in financial assistance in the form of federal and state assistance, scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, other assistance, and work/study jobs. Both dual credit courses and expanded options classes are offered to area high school students; 851 dual-credit and 88 expanded-options
students earned college credits for advanced classes taken in their high schools, at BMCC locations, or via distance learning. The growth and sophistication of technology have expanded the number of courses offered via distance learning to more than 200; 2,629 students took at least one distance learning course in
Typical of community college student populations, the average age of all BMCC students is 35, whereas degree-seeking students average 30 years of age. Student demographic data rely on selfreporting: 2,414 students identified themselves as belonging to minority populations, and 500 identified themselves as veterans. Class size is generally fewer than 30 students.
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)