Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain College


Located at 201 West Main Street, Blue Mountain, MS   38610

Phone:   662-685-4771


Dr. Barbara Childers McMillin, President


Blue Mountain College was founded in 1873 by Civil War Brigadier General Mark Perrin Lowrey.  The 140+ year old co-educational institution has a stellar history of educating young women and men.


Characterized by a serene and peaceful setting, Blue Mountain College is located in the Town of Blue Mountain, Mississippi, on Highway 15 - fifteen miles north of US 78 and 23 miles south of US 72, approximately 40 miles from Tupelo, and 75 miles from Memphis.   Ranked as one of the “Best Southern Regional Colleges” by US News & World Report, Blue Mountain College has been providing educational opportunities for students all around the region since 1873.  The campus consists of 44 acres and 14 main campus buildings.


Blue Mountain College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award 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 Blue Mountain College


Blue Mountain College offers two Master of Education degrees:  Elementary Education and Literacy/Reading K-12.  


BMC is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Southern States Athletic Conference.  

The athletic programs include men's and women's basketball, women's  and men's cross country, baseball, softball and golf.  The women's athletic program has been recognized as Champions of Character by the NAIA for the last ten years.









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Consists of Ripley, Blue Mountain, and Pine Grove...Pre-K through 12th Grade.

Located at 402 Greenlee Avenue, Ripley, MS   38663

Phone:   662-837-7156


Mr. Frank Campbell, Superintendent







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Consists of Chalybeate Elementary (Grades 1-8), Walnut, and Falkner...Pre-K through 12th Grade.

Located at 24111 Highway 15 North, Tiplersville, MS   38674.

Phone:   662-223-4384


Mr. Bill Brand, Superintendent






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Serves North and South Tippah School Districts.  

Located at 2560 County Road 501, Ripley, MS   38663.  

Phone:   662-837-9798


Mr. Tony Elliott, Director




Northeast mississippi community college


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Located at 101 Cunningham Blvd.

Booneville, MS   38829

Phone:   662-728-7751


Mr. Ricky Ford, President


Northeast Mississippi Community College is a public, comprehensive community college that exists to meet the educational and career needs of individual students and the community within the district it serves – Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union Counties – by awarding the Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificates. Beyond this original scope, Northeast responds to the needs of all who seek a college education.