Undergraduate Programs

Bluefield College is an inclusive Christ-centered learning community developing transformational servant leaders.

The College prepares students for an enjoyable and meaningful life – one grounded in faith, adaptable to a changing global environment, and given to caring for and serving others.

Bluefield College seeks to provide students a broad knowledge base in the sciences and liberal arts, competency in oral and written communication, evidence of the skills and disposition for critical thinking, an appreciation for the student’s aesthetic environment, evidence of creative behaviors, and a willingness to make healthy lifestyle choices, within the context of an understanding of the biblical narrative and having the ability to express the interrelationship between personal faith and disciple-specific knowledge, the ongoing emergence of virtue and a sense of calling, and the interconnectedness of all knowledge.

The College holds three goals for Undergraduate student achievement:
  1. 65% of Bluefield College Undergraduate students will graduate within 150% of normal enrollment length;
  2. Overall Fall to Fall Retention Rates at Bluefield College will exceed 73%; and
  3. Overall job placement and continuing education rates will exceed 70%.

Institutionally Reported Data

Graduation Rates (as reported to IPEDS)

2007 44.9%
2006 33.7%
2005 35.9%
2004 34.1%
2003 38.6%

Freshmen Cohort Retention Rates

Cohort # of Students in Cohort (First-time, full-time freshmen) # that returned the next fall Retention Rate
2004 136 79 58%
2005 101 67 66%
2006 107 66 62%
2007 88 56 64%
2008 81 57 70%
2009 117 69 59%
2010 113 63 56%
2011 153 73 48%
2012 149 84 56%
2013 120 72 60%

Employed Percentages

2013* 2014** 2015***
Total College 75 57 47
On-Campus 59 33 26
Online 82 84 89

Continuing Education Percentages

2013* 2014** 2015***
Total College 10 17 16
On-Campus 1 21 15
Online 12 14 19

Total Combined Percentages

2013* 2014** 2015***
Total College 85 74 63

Undergraduate Professional Programs Leading to Licensure

Bluefield College Undergraduate students who pursue programs leading to licensure will demonstrate success by exceeding the national average on their appropriate licensure examinations.

School of Education Reported Data


*winter graduates
**spring and winter graduates
***spring graduates