Blue Mountain College eyes record enrollment

Published 2:46 pm Tuesday, August 17, 2010

As administrators at Blue Mountain College plan for record enrollment this fall, The Clarion-Ledger reports renovations are under way to make sure there’s room for everybody.

The school is sprucing up four houses it owns on the southern edge of campus.

Four years ago Blue Mountain, which is supported by the Mississippi Baptist Convention, set a goal of enrolling 600 students by 2012. Administrators figured they’d need that many students supporting the programming budget to continue offering the same services.

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More than 500 students attended classes at Blue Mountain during the spring 2010 term. Based on how things are shaping up for the fall, college president Bettye Coward is hopeful the school will surpass the 2012 goal when classes start Thursday.