Tri-County Community College

Tel: (828)837-6810
1,475 students
Public institution

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Tri-County Community College is an accredited, comprehensive, publicly-supported, two-year post-secondary institution which operates in accordance with North Carolina Law and the administrative policies of the North Carolina Community College System. Located in the westernmost tip of North Carolina, the College serves commuter students in a remote, rural area consisting of Cherokee, Clay, and Graham Counties by providing college transfer, vocational, technical, and adult education programs.
School Highlights:
Tri-County Community College serves 1,475 students (52% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Tri-County Community College is the only community colleges within Cherokee County, NC.
The nearest community college is Durham Technical Community College (8.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Tri-County Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,475 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,475 students
1,287 students
Tri-County Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
770 students
832 students
Tri-County Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 705 students
1,021 students
Tri-County Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Tri-County Community College sch enrollment Tri-County Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Tri-County Community College Asian (2010-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Tri-County Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
1%
12%
Tri-County Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
96%
66%
Tri-County Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Tri-County Community College sch ethnicity Tri-County Community College 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. 0.08 0.45
Tri-County Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,267 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,411 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,267 $5,845
Tri-County Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,411 $10,047
Tri-County Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The roots of Tri-County Community College date back to mid 1964, when political and educational leaders of Cherokee County met with representatives of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute. That same year, the North Carolina State Board of Education approved The Tri-County Industrial Education Center to operate as a part of the State Department of Community Colleges. Tri-County Community College have two campuses. Both are located in areas of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains that are among the most beautiful and charming places on earth. Quality of life is high. Costs are low. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound, attracting visitors from around the world, year-round. We have no residential facilities on campus, but there are plenty of folks near us who can accommodate student housing needs. Academic programs currently being offered are designed within one of the following general categories: Technical-Programs classified as technical confer an Associate in Applied Science Degree. These programs are normally four or five semesters in length; General Education- The general education program confers an Associate Degree. This program is normally four semesters in length, and it is designed for those individuals who normally desire only two years of college; College Transfer- The program classified as college transfer confers an Associate in Arts Degree. This program is normally four semesters in length and is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a senior institution for completion of a four year degree. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

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For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,156 per year for in-state students and $7,913 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,435 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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