Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 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 2022-2023, BMCC enrolled 4,616 students, of which nearly 50% were seeking a certificate or associate’s degree. Sixty nine percent of students received some form of financial aid in 2022-23, and the average financial aid award amount for students during this period was $6,804.  During the 2022-23 academic year, the BMCC Foundation awarded more than 120 different scholarships, totaling more than $268,000. Early College Credit classes were offered to area high school students; 10,435 credits were awarded to 1,181 students enrolled in college credit courses for the 2022-23 academic year. 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 28. Student demographic data rely on self-reporting: 37% of students identified themselves as belonging to minority populations, and 14.8% of students identified themselves as veterans. Class size is generally fewer than 25 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, and 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