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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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.


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 Criminal Justice, E-Business & Entrepreneurship, Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Management & Leadership, and RN-BSN 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

We seek to graduate servant leaders who understand their life calling and transform the world.

Our Core Values

We are a community committed to Christ-centered learning and affirm our Baptist partnerships.

We are a community committed to academic excellence and life-long inquiry through the liberal arts and professional studies.

We are a community characterized by integrity, mutual respect, support and encouragement.

We are a compassionate, globally-minded community that serves to transform the world.

Our Mission

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

Quick Facts

Location - Main Campus   Located in the scenic Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia, Bluefield is surrounded by stunning natural beauty and outdoor adventures in hiking, canoeing, skiing, rock-climbing, spelunking, and white-water rafting.
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.eduwww.bluefield.edu/online
Date Founded   1922
Student to Faculty Ratio   11:1
Percentage of Faculty with Doctorate Degrees   61%
Academic Offerings   39
Accrediting Agency   Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Athletic Affiliation   NAIA Division I – Appalachian Athletic Conference
Mascot   Ram
Annual Tuition and Fees   See Annual Tuition and Fees.
Students Receiving Financial Assistance   99%
Library Services   Over 50 electronic databases, over 16,000 online and print magazines and journals, over 63,000 e-books, and 40,000+ print books.