The Facts about Bluefield College

It’s a fact! The minute you step on campus, you know there is something special about Bluefield College.

Bluefield College is special. Our service-minded students are the heart and soul of our compassionate campus community. Dedicated faculty offer challenging academic experiences in a committed Christian environment. We’re proud of our critically-acclaimed teacher education program and global education opportunities. Graduate programs in education, biomedical sciences, nursing, and business administration offer innovative and rigorous coursework. Students enjoy international and regional tours with music and theater ensembles. Our athletic teams play as champions each time they take the field or the court. The quick facts below offer a glimpse into what makes our Christ-centered college so special. More information resources are available on the website of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).


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Financial Aid

In 2018-19, 100% of Bluefield students received some form of student financial aid.

It’s a Fact:

  • Bluefield College was established in 1922 by the Baptist General Association of Virginia.
  • Our 1,200 students represent 32 states and 16 countries.
  • 99% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.
  • 80% of our students choose to live on campus.
  • We’re proud of our 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio for on-campus classes.
  • We’re proud of our 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio for our online classes.
  • Bluefield College is 1 of 23 colleges earning an “A” grade from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for our core curriculum.
  • Bluefield offers 18 NAIA Division 1 athletic teams for men and women.
  • Our athletic teams compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference and the Mid-South Conference.
  • The Bluefield campus encompasses 82 acres and includes the Bluefield College Cave and a natural trail.


Early College students,

Congratulations! You have elected to enroll in an online, college-level course. Each course is different in its requirements involving theory, application, depth of reflection, and research. Occasionally, the title of a course has been chosen to broadly describe the course content. As an Early College student, you may need to communicate with the instructor to discuss your ability to meet the course’s requirements within the first two days of the course, within the drop/add period. This allows you time to select another option if you believe the course requirements are beyond your current level of learning.

Your grades will be final and appear on your Bluefield College transcript, so it is important that you do your best.

If you have a learning disability, it is important that you communicate that with our Associate Director of Academic Support, Mr. Wayne Pelts, prior to your classes starting. Mr. Pelts will need documentation in order to offer any accommodations. You may reach Mr. Pelts at

An advisor will contact you prior to each enrollment period to discuss course options and will assist you in enrolling in your online classes. Remember we are here to support you and help you be successful.