Academic Excellence

The following list of accolades recognizes Bluefield College's excellence in the ever-changing landscape of higher education.

  • College Consensus, a unique new college review aggregator, has recognized Bluefield College in its survey of the Best Colleges and Universities in Virginia for 2018.
  • Bluefield College ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges.
  • The Affordable Colleges Foundation ranked BC among the Best Online Colleges for 2015-16 and also third among the Best Online Colleges in Virginia for 2016.
  • Christian Universities Online ranked BC among the 50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in the U.S. (read more) and among the Top 50 Christian Colleges with the Lowest Student Debt in 2016 (read more).
  • ranked BC the #1 Top Supporting Corrections and Criminal Justice offering in Virginia.
  • BC was ranked among the Top Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media in 2017 (read more) and in MAE&T’s 2018 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities.
  • ranked BC among the Best Online Colleges and Most Affordable Online Colleges in Virginia in 2017.
  • BC was ranked among the Top Tier Colleges in the South in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges: 2017.” Read more.
  • Bluefield College has been selected for the third year in a row as one of the top colleges in Virginia in Virginia Living magazine’s “State of Education 2017” issue. Read more.
  • ranked Bluefield College's online early childhood education bachelor’s degree program and its online human services bachelor's degree program among the best in the country.
  • Bluefield College was ranked among's Best Online Bachelor's in Human Services degrees for 2017. Scored on affordability, flexibility, and student success, also ranked BC's human services program number six in the nation for 2018.
  • ranked BC's nursing and criminal justice programs among the best in Virginia in 2017.
  • ranked Bluefield College's management and leadership program number seven in the nation for 2018 using several factors, including affordability, flexibility and student success.
  • Only two percent of the more than 1,100 institutions reviewed -- among them Bluefield College, Baylor University, the United States Air Force Academy, Pepperdine University, the University of Georgia, the United States Military Academy and other highly selective schools -- earned the "A" rating for core curriculum. Read more.
  • Athletes of Valor partnered with Bluefield College in order to drive an authentic and efficient enrollment process for transitioning military members. The partnership specifically encourages military athletes who are interested in playing sports at the collegiate level to consider Bluefield College as the next phase in their life.

Military Advanced Education & Transition Top Colleges & Universities 2018