Haywood Community College

185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721-9901
Tel: (828)627-2821
  • The mission of Haywood Community College is to offer accessible educational, social, and cultural opportunities to residents of Haywood County and the surrounding area. Through its open-door policy, the College strives to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, resources, interests, abilities, and career goals. In recognition of this diversity, the College provides a variety of quality programs and services that are responsive to the needs of all individuals.
School Highlights
  • Haywood Community College serves 2,069 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Haywood Community College is the only community colleges within Haywood County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Haywood Community College is Southwestern Community College (Sylva) (19.9 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 196 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
Haywood Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty196 staff139 staff
Haywood Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Haywood Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Haywood Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,069 students2,380 students
Haywood Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio11:119:1
Haywood Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students571 students1,019 students
Haywood Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,498 students1,361 students
Haywood Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Haywood Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Haywood Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Haywood Community College Asian (2013-2016)
% Hispanic
Haywood Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Haywood Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Haywood Community College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Haywood Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.56
Haywood Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Haywood Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,500$27,500
Haywood Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,410 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,554 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,410$3,911
Haywood Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,554$9,514
Haywood Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%78%
Haywood Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,813$10,500
Haywood Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,092
Haywood Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • We are committed to providing comprehensive programs and services that are current, convenient, and affordable, and a supportive learning environment for you. In addition, Haywood Community College offers state-of-the-art instructional equipment, people who treat students as adults, and a campus acclaimed for its beauty. The design of associate degree programs, diploma programs and certificate programsprograms at Haywood Community College is to provide meaningful formal curricula meeting a wide variety of individual needs. To that end, the College offers the following degrees: Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Fine Arts (AFA), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in General Education (AGE). The college also offers many diploma programs as well as certificate programs. Moreover, Haywood Community College makes available a wide range of course offerings in day, extended-day (evening), and distance learning formats, as well as many diploma and certificate programs. The College has courses and curricula designed for workforce development, college and university transfer, and for personal development and enrichment. Terminal curricula are those for individuals who plan to enter or remain in the workforce immediately upon concluding their program of studies at the College. Transfer curricula are for those planning to further their formal education through completion of a baccalaureate degree at a senior college or university. Transfer curricula normally consist of the first two years of a typical four-year baccalaureate degree. Through the Alliance Program, students may complete three years of undergraduate study at the College in selected disciplines, and then complete their final year of academic work at a senior college or university. Students can also complete many courses on-line.

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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.