Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock)

180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Tel: (828)694-1700
2,314 students
Public institution
The mission of the Blue Ridge Community College is to enrich the lives of those within our reach through education, training, and cultural activities.
School Highlights:
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) serves 2,314 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) is the only community colleges within Henderson County, NC.
The nearest community college is South College-Asheville (14.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 131 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 131 staff
59 staff
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,314 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,314 students
1,282 students
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
22:1
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
980 students
810 students
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,334 students
1,017 students
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
8%
7%
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
5%
12%
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Black (2006-2013)
% White
80%
57%
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Unknown (2006-2013)
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.24 0.53
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,373 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,517 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,373 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,517 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
89%
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In 1963, the North Carolina General Assembly authorized a system of comprehensive community colleges and technical institutes to be established in areas of the state where a definite need for such an institution was shown. On the basis of this need and through the combined efforts of interested citizens in Henderson County, Blue Ridge Community College was established as Henderson County Technical Institute in May of 1969. The school's local board of trustees was administered the oath of office on September 9, 1969. The institution began operation on December 1, 1969, with the first course offered on January 8, 1970. The first full-time curriculum classes began on September 14, 1970. The board of trustees voted to change the name from Henderson County Technical Institute to Blue Ridge Technical Institute on October 12, 1970. On July 9, 1979, they voted to change the name to Blue Ridge Technical College. The Board of Trustees approved the name of Blue Ridge Community College on September 14, 1987. Blue Ridge Community College is one of fifty-nine similar institutions which operate under the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. Blue Ridge Community College occupies facilities on a 140-acre campus. The Flat Rock campus is located on College Drive, which connects Airport Road and Allen Road, two and a half miles southeast of Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina. A ten-building complex provides 305,595 square feet of floor space, divided into shop and laboratory space, classrooms, library, learning center, office and reception space, and student lounge area. The College opened the David W. Sink, Jr. Building in 1997. It houses all allied health programs, the Cosmetology program, the Early Childhood Associate program and its accompanying Child Development Center. The south wing of the building contains a 405-seat auditorium. At the heart of Blue Ridge Community College is a dedicated and highly qualified faculty and support staff who work hard to make your learning experiences here challenging and rewarding. We are here to support you in attaining your educational goals. Whether your goal is a technical skill in which you wish to be certified, preparation for further study in a four-year institution, qualifications for a technical career achieved through an associate degree, pursuit of a technical interest or mastery of literacy and basic education, we want to provide instruction at convenient times and manageable costs. Blue Ridge Community College is a vital part of all communities in Henderson and Transylvania Counties. However, our reach extends far beyond county lines, since many of the corporations here serve markets throughout the world. Blue Ridge Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.), the Associate in Science Degree (A.S.), the Associate in Fine Arts Degree (A.F.A.), and the Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.Sc.).

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