Cost of college went up for resident students at Blue Mountain Community College

In-state tuition and fees rose 21.8 percent for 2017-18 at Blue Mountain Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 21.8 percent for 2017-18 at Blue Mountain Community College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Oregon residents paid $5,998 to attend the two-year public institution this year $1,073 more than the $4,925 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 154.6 percent more than residents this year, or $15,268. Their price tag was reduced 4.5 percent from $15,989 in 2016-17.

About 89 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Oregon residents. And about 11 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 88 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 135 students received grants or scholarships totaling $670,801 and 50 students took out student loans totaling more than $170,669.

Including all undergraduates, 926 students used grants or scholarships totaling $6.09 million. Another 298 took out $1.86 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~1,477
$4,307
$4,443
$4,925
$5,998
39.3%
Out-of-state
~183
$11,867
$12,339
$15,989
$15,268
28.7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Blue Mountain Community College in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
122
66%
$479,399
$3,930
State / local grant or scholarship
55
30%
$92,750
$1,686
Institutional grants or scholarships
48
26%
$98,652
$2,055
Grant or scholarship aid total
135
73%
$670,801
$4,969
Federal student loans
50
27%
$170,669
$3,413
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
50
27%
$170,669
$3,413
Total student aid
161
88%

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