South College-Asheville

140 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Tel: (828)398-2500
275 students
Private for-profit
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:
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South College-Asheville serves 275 students (90.91% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
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South College-Asheville is one of 2 community colleges within Buncombe County, NC.
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The nearest community college is Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (4.64 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
South College-Asheville Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 32 staff
61 staff
South College-Asheville Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 275 teachers has grown by 32% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 52% over five years.
Total Enrollment 275 students 1,294 students
South College-Asheville Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
21:1
South College-Asheville Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 250 students
822 students
South College-Asheville Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 25 students
1,025 students
South College-Asheville Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
South College-Asheville Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
South College-Asheville Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
7%
South College-Asheville Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
11%
12%
South College-Asheville Black (2006-2013)
% White
81%
57%
South College-Asheville White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
South College-Asheville More (2008-2013)
South College-Asheville 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. 0.10 0.53
South College-Asheville Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $18,675 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $18,675 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $18,675 $5,694
South College-Asheville In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $18,675 $10,252
South College-Asheville Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
89%
South College-Asheville % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,422 per year for in-state students and $8,179 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,443 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a 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. of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Robeson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.