Jun 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welcome to BMCC

Welcome to BMCCBlue Mountain Community College (BMCC) is a comprehensive community college committed to providing a premier learning environment and support for student success.

Program areas include:

•  Career and Technical certificates and degrees
•  College transfer degrees
•  Adult basic skills training
•  Workforce development programs
•  Continuing education
•  Community education
•  Early College Credit

BMCC offers students high-quality instruction, affordable tuition, small class sizes, and student support services such as tutoring, computer labs, academic advising, and disability accommodations.  

Though its taxing district comprises Baker, Morrow, and Umatilla counties, BMCC serves all of northeastern Oregon - including Grant, Union, and Wallowa counties - through its locations in Pendleton, Hermiston, Baker City, Milton-Freewater, Boardman, La Grande and John Day. In addition, BMCC provides selected on-site services to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. BMCC uses distance education learning modalities to serve residents throughout the region, as well as a small number of students from around the world.

On average, BMCC employs 250 full-time and part-time persons, with an annual payroll of more than $15 million. 

In 2018-2019, BMCC enrolled 6,220 students, of which nearly 50% were seeking a certificate or associate’s degree. Sixty percent of students received some form of financial aid in 2018-19, and the average financial aid award amount for students in 2018-19 was $7,887. The BMCC Foundation awarded more than 227 different scholarships, totaling more than $388,000 in 2018-19. Early College Credit classes are offered to area high school students; 11,250 credits were awarded to 1,340 students enrolled in college credit courses in 2017-2018. BMCC has also saved students more than $500,000 annually in textbook costs thanks to the use of Open Education Resources in nearly a quarter of BMCC classes.

Typical of community college student populations, the average age of all BMCC students is 27. Student demographic data rely on self-reporting: 37% of students identified themselves as belonging to minority populations, and 3% students identified themselves as veterans. Class size is generally fewer than 30 students.

President’s Welcome 

President Mark Browning

President’s Welcome

On behalf of the faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the BMCC family. Whether you are joining us for college preparation, to earn a degree or certificate, gain technical training or assistance with workforce development, or for personal enrichment or self-improvement, we look forward to helping you find success at BMCC. To assist you in achieving your goals, BMCC offers an extensive advising program that is structured to facilitate a smooth transition into college life and to chart a course toward the accomplishment of your educational objectives. BMCC provides guidance in identifying financial aid and scholarship options to help you afford your education. Please take advantage of these services and schedule an appointment with an advisor soon - it will greatly improve the quality and value of your time at BMCC. Our faculty and staff are committed to putting Students First. Besides some of the highest quality programs and instruction, I encourage you to engage with clubs, team sports, student-government sponsored events and more. You will grow closer to your fellow students, find a connection to BMCC and the entire eastern Oregon region. 

I look forward to meeting you and helping to make your experience at BMCC educationally and personally rewarding.

Go Timberwolves!


J. Mark Browning, President, Blue Mountain Community College