- Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) serves 2,512 students (44% of students are full-time).
- The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the college average of 21:1.
- Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body.
- 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).
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock)
Community College Avg.
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
|154 staff||63 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,512 students||1,418 students|
|Student / Staff Ratio||1:16||1:21|
|# Full-Time Students||1,107 students||1,262 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,405 students||1,508 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||1%|
|% Two or more races||-||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees
|Out-State Tuition Fees
- 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.).
- Sports Associations Memberships: National Athletic Association, National Junior College Athletic Association