About BC

Dedicated to being Virginia’s premier Christ-centered Liberal Arts College, preparing innovative learners and transformational leaders to impact a changing world, Bluefield College offers a challenging academic and co-curricular experience within a climate of diverse Christian tradition. 

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Overview
History of BC
Vision and Mission
Quick Facts

 

Accreditation

Bluefield is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404)679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bluefield College.

Overview

In covenant with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, the college is committed to developing students’ potential through academic excellence and the integration of faith, the liberal arts, career-oriented programs, and service to God and the global community.

Located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Virginia and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Bluefield College boasts 44 academic offerings, including business, forensic science, graphic communication, criminal justice, teacher education, and Christian studies. Bluefield College is touted for its classroom technology, affordability, personalized instruction, and learning settings on the mission field and in countries abroad.

The college’s Online Degree Program for adults offers degree opportunities across the state in Management and Leadership, E-business and Entrepreneurship, Human Services, and Nursing.

At Bluefield College, your experience is not just about college. It’s about destiny or a calling. It’s about exploring and finding your passion. Whether you have identified your passion or are looking for a place to discover it, Bluefield College is a place that is dedicated to your pursuit of passion.

Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Bluefield College will be a nationally recognized Christ-centered liberal arts college, preparing innovative learners and transformational leaders to impact the world.

Our Core Values

We are a Christ-centered learning community and affirm our Baptist identity.

We develop students’ potential through academic excellence and the intentional integration of faith, the liberal arts, and professional studies.

We create a caring community characterized by respect, support, and encouragement for each member of our College community.

We believe passionately in service above self and prepare compassionate, globally-minded students who impact their world.

Our Mission

Bluefield College is a Christ-centered liberal arts college in covenant with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. We offer a challenging academic experience within a diverse Christian environment. Our academic and co-curricular programs transform students’ lives by integrating liberal arts with career-oriented studies and service to God and the global community. We are committed to graduating students who think critically, communicate effectively, and adapt readily to a changing world.

Quick Facts

Location - Main Campus   Bluefield, Virginia in Southwestern Virginia
Other Regional Office Locations   Roanoke, Virginia 
Richmond, Virginia
Mailing Addresses   Main Campus 
3000 College Drive 
Bluefield, Virginia 24605 

Roanoke Office 
108 N. Jefferson Street, Suites 513, 514
Roanoke, Virginia 24016 

Bluefield College – Richmond Center
One Paragon Place
6800 Paragon Place Suite 620
Richmond, VA 23230
Main Telephone Numbers   Main Campus - Bluefield: 800-872-0175  •  800-872-0176
Roanoke Regional Office: 800-817-3554 
Richmond Regional Office: 866-870-0293
Web Address   www.bluefield.edu | www.bluefield.edu/online
Date Founded   1922
Student:Faculty Ratio   11:1
Percentage of Faculty with Doctorate Degrees   61%
Number of Majors   22
Accrediting Agency   Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Athletic Affiliation   Mid-South Conference
Mascot   Rams
Annual Tuition and Fees   See Annual Tuition and Fees.
Annual Room and Board   See Annual Room and Board.
Property/Facilities   Bluefield College sits on 82 acres of land and consists of 14 buildings.
Economic Impact   $14.5 million economic impact on the surrounding area.
Employees   93 full-time, 62 part-time
Student Financial Aid   BC distributes financial aid to more than 94 percent of its students.
Technology   One computer for every 3.5 students; 15 computer labs; Internet access in all residence halls, 14 SMART classrooms, and one video conferenceing/distance learning facility.
Library Services   Over 50 electronic databases, over 16,000 online and print magazines and journals, over 63,000 ebooks and 40,000+ print books.