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IPEDS ID: 231554
OPE ID: 00370300
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Bluefield College
3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, Virginia 24605
General information:  (276) 326-3682
Website:  www.bluefield.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  965 (753 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Related Institutions:This is the parent institution of:
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Baptist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty4666
Instructional4666
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees$24,800$25,290$27,036$27,5702.0%
Books and supplies$440$440$440$4400.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,843$9,024$9,356$9,5982.6%
Other$3,300$3,374$3,300$3,3702.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,600$7,600$7,700$8,3588.5%
Other$3,800$3,874$3,800$3,8701.8%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,900$4,974$3,800$3,8701.8%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
On Campus$37,383$38,128$40,132$40,9782.1%
Off Campus$36,640$37,204$38,976$40,2383.2%
Off Campus with Family$30,140$30,704$31,276$31,8801.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Tuition$8,640
Fees$594
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid118599%————
Grant or scholarship aid18599%$3,172,976$17,151
Federal grants11562%$562,883$4,895
Pell grants11562%$524,091$4,557
Other federal grants4725%$38,792$825
State/local government grant or scholarships10054%$294,473$2,945
Institutional grants or scholarships17594%$2,315,620$13,232
Student loan aid15885%$1,044,789$6,613
Federal student loans15684%$890,427$5,708
Other student loans179%$154,362$9,080
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1783$11,374,276$14,527
Pell grants465$2,152,349$4,629
Federal student loans629$4,363,663$6,937
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Average net price$21,574$23,054$22,038
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2017-20182018-20192019-2020
$0 – $30,000$22,535$23,112$22,606
$30,001 – $48,000$21,573$20,443$20,520
$48,001 – $75,000$20,010$25,207$21,360
$75,001 – $110,000$23,165$23,313$24,025
$110,001 and more$22,061$23,793$24,310
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment965
Undergraduate enrollment753
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment105
Graduate enrollment212
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 79%
Part-time: 21%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 35%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 46%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 76%
25 and over: 24%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 62%
Out-of-state: 38%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 83%
Part-time: 17%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 27%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 58%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 42%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2020
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants905504401
Percent admitted76%77%75%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%21%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • Interpret data with caution. Bluefield College did not collect SAT/ACT scores for Fall 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 63%
Part-time students: 55%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 43 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2020.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 36%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 24%
6-year: 29%
8-year: 30%
[Began in Fall 2014]
4-year: 22%
6-year: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2012 or Fall 2014
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 26%
Female: 54%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 24%
Hispanic/Latino: 17%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 29%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 37%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 45%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 30%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 37%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 39%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 35%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-5-
Biomedical Sciences, General--107
Category total-5107
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-0-
Business Administration and Management, General-21-
Business/Commerce, General-0-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce-0-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-0-
Management Information Systems, General-0-
Organizational Leadership-18d4d
Category total-39d4d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General-3-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-0-
Category total-3-
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic Communications, General-5-
Category total-5-
Education
Curriculum and Instruction--5d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-8d-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0-
Music Teacher Education-0-
Special Education and Teaching, General-0-
Category total-8d5d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-5-
Category total-5-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--10d
Nursing Practice--1d
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-29d-
Category total-29d11d
History
History, General-4-
Category total-4-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-17d-
Forensic Science and Technology-0-
Category total-17d-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies12--
Category total12--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-3-
Category total-3-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-4-
Category total-4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology-13-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-0-
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General-0-
Category total-13-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies-2-
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other-0-
Category total-2-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-1-
Category total-1-
Psychology
Psychology, General-2-
Psychology, Other-0-
Category total-2-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General-23d-
Category total-23d-
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General-0-
Category total-0-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Youth Ministry-0-
Category total-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-1-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-3-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-0-
Fine and Studio Arts Management-0-
Music, General-2-
Category total-6-
Grand total12169127
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 20
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $12,954
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2019-2020 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division I MenWomen
All Track Combined2913
Baseball46
Basketball2620
Football121
Golf7
Soccer2322
Softball23
Tennis75
Volleyball1417
Wrestling23
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1949)12/12/2023
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (03/20/2013)12/31/2028
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (04/09/2018)12/31/2023
 No Longer Recognized  Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programsAccredited since (12/11/2009)12/31/2014
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/147369.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape031
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary325
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence001
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations011
c. Liquor law violations132
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.100
b. Drug abuse violations0020
c. Liquor law violations0177
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape031
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary224
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations100
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations0020
c. Liquor law violations0177
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate12.0%12.1%9.6%
Number in default504838
Number in repayment414394395
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)