South College-Asheville

140 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville
NC, 28803
Tel: (828)398-2500
257 students
Private for-profit

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The mission of the college is to identify and facilitate quality programs of study that bring students together in an academic setting which encourages the development of educated, responsible professionals who meet the demands of our employment market.
School Highlights:
South College-Asheville serves 257 students (84% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
South College-Asheville is one of 2 community colleges within Buncombe County, NC.
The nearest community college is Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (4.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
South College-Asheville Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 257 teachers has grown by 90% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment
257 students
1,287 students
South College-Asheville Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
216 students
832 students
South College-Asheville Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 41 students
1,021 students
South College-Asheville Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
South College-Asheville sch enrollment South College-Asheville sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
-
2%
South College-Asheville Asian (2006-2007)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
-
7%
South College-Asheville Hispanic (2006-2011)
% Black
3%
12%
South College-Asheville Black (2006-2012)
% White
95%
66%
South College-Asheville White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
South College-Asheville More (2008-2012)
South College-Asheville sch ethnicity South College-Asheville sta ethnicity
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. 0.10 0.45
South College-Asheville Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $18,025 is more than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $18,025 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $18,025 $5,917
South College-Asheville In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $18,025 $10,050
South College-Asheville Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

A private, co-educational, nonsectarian academic institution, South College-Asheville offers varied and well-balanced programs at the associate and certificate levels. Robert Talmadge Cecil founded South College-Asheville, formerly Cecils Business College, in 1905. The college's first classes were held in the Oates Building on North Pack Square but was relocated throughout the years to several different locations in downtown Asheville, including College, Haywood, and Broadway Streets, as enrollment and faculty numbers grew. The college soon became one of the highest rated schools of its kinds in the Carolinas and was one of the first colleges to identify itself with the National Association of Accredited Commercial Schools, an organization of more than 100 of the best business colleges in the United States. South College-Asheville is located on an eight-acre campus off Patton Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina. The building contains 8,400 square feet of modern classrooms, computer laboratories, a medical laboratory equipped with modern equipment, and other conveniences for the use of students. The college offers Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Medical Assisting, Network Technology, Office Technology, Paralegal Studies and Physical Therapist Assistant. The college offers certificates for Administrative Assistant, Medical Transcriptionist, Microcomputer Operator and Surgical Technology. South College-Asheville is a junior college accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award AAS degrees and certificates. The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Medical Assistant Education.

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