BC Recognized for Low Student Debt
Bluefield College has been ranked among the top Christian colleges in America for graduating students with low debt burden.

BC Recognized for Low Student Debt

By Chris Shoemaker | November 11, 2014 | RSS

Published by Christian Universities Online, www.christianuniversitiesonline.org, the ranking highlights Christian institutions that excel at keeping the debt burden of their graduates as low as possible. Fifty Christian schools made the list, including Bluefield College, which ranked 19th overall.


“We appreciate this recognition,” said Dr. David Olive, president of Bluefield College. “We have a great financial aid staff, and we work hard to keep a superb Christian educational experience affordable and accessible to students and their families.”


Christian Universities Online is an independent online resource for students and families researching Christianhigher education. The site publishes rankings and reviews of the best Christian colleges and universities, including the Top 50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges in the World, the Top 50 Christian College Scholarships, and the Top 50 Christian Colleges with the Lowest Debt Burden, the list BC made.


The site also publishes information about Christian scholarships and financial aid, along with other resources for finding, getting into, and paying for a quality Christian education.


“At Christian Universities Online we are committed to helping students and families pursuing a distinctly Christian education make the best use of their finances and gifts,” said Michael Templeton, editor of Christian Universities Online “We are confident that Bluefield College will help them do both.”


Christian Universities Online is not the only independent enterprise to recognize Bluefield College’s affordability. U.S. News and World Report continues to rank BC among its Top 50 Colleges in the South, thanks in part to the school’s generous financial aid. In fact, last year U.S. News scored BC’s financial aid packages for students 34th among all colleges in the South and the average total indebtedness of its graduating students 16th best among all schools in the South.


In related comparisons, the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) recently ranked Bluefield College graduates among the highest earners in the state in its Wages Report for the Virginia Longitudinal Data System. In addition, the Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported the average college student debt at graduation to be $29,400, compared to Bluefield College graduates who are leaving school with just under $21,000 in debt on average.


For Christian Universities Online’s full review of Bluefield College, visit www.christianuniversitiesonline.org. For more information about BC, visit www.bluefield.edu.



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Chris Shoemaker, Assistant Professor of Communication