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.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
|College||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|
|Total Enrollment||275 students||1,296 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1||21:1|
|# Full-Time Students||250 students||810 students|
|# Part-Time Students||25 students||1,036 students|
|% Two or more races||
|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|
|In-State Tuition Fees||$18,675||$5,694|
|Out-State Tuition Fees||$18,675||$10,252|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid||100%||89%|
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS
- 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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