Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock)

180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Tel: (828)694-1700
School Highlights
  • Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) serves 2,088 students (37% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) is the only community colleges within Henderson County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is South College - Asheville Campus (14.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 131 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock)(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty131 staff139 staff
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,088 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 47% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,088 students2,380 students
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students782 students1,019 students
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,306 students1,361 students
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2016)
% Asian
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Black (2007-2016)
% White
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.350.56
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,700$27,500
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,304 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,448 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,304$3,911
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,448$9,514
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%78%
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$10,500
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,092
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock) Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Blue Ridge Community College is one of 58 institutions that operate under the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. The creation of BRCC dates back to 1963, when the North Carolina General Assembly authorized a system of comprehensive community colleges and technical institutes in areas of the state that had a need for institutions of higher learning. A few years later, the residents of Henderson County approved a bond issue and a special tax levy to provide funds for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a school facility to serve the community. Henderson County Technical Institute opened its doors in December 1969 and the first course was offered on January 8, 1970. The first full-time curriculum classes began the following semester on September 14, 1970. Shortly after, in October of 1970, the Board of Trustees changed the name from Henderson County Technical Institute to Blue Ridge Technical Institute. Then nine years later they renamed the school Blue Ridge Technical College. The Board of Trustees approved the current name, Blue Ridge Community College 1987. Blue Ridge Community College Henderson County Campus is located on 128 acres on College Drive, between Airport Road and South Allen Road in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The 13-building complex provides over 358,000 square feet of floor space. In addition to offices, classrooms, laboratory space and student center areas, facilities also include a distance learning center, a 66,000-square foot Applied Technology Building, a comprehensive library, an Environmental and Safety Training Center, teaching and performance auditoriums, and a state-of-the-art Technology and Education Development Center that includes virtual training, television and audio recording studios, and a 1,000- seat conference hall. The Transylvania County Campus is located on nine acres on the corner of Oak Park Drive and Osborne Road in Brevard, North Carolina. The two-building complex houses instructional and office space, an Applied Technology Building completed in 2008, and the Blue Ridge Innovation Network, a 3,500 square-foot facility for small business incubation. Situated near the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina at an altitude of 2,140 feet, the College is easily accessible via Interstate 26, Highways 64, 25, 191, and 176. Commercial air service is provided by several major airlines which serve the Asheville Regional Airport located twelve miles north of Hendersonville. The location between the metropolitan areas of Asheville, North Carolina, and Greenville, South Carolina, place the College near the center of a rapid growth area in southwestern North Carolina. This location is also near several vacation/recreation destinations which include Flat Rock, the Pisgah National Forest, Brevard, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock, Biltmore House, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Blue Ridge Community College is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 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.), the Associate in General Education (A.G.E.), and the Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.Sc.). Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Blue Ridge Community College.

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.