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  • 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

South College - Asheville Campus serves 303 students (82% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 303 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
South College - Asheville Campus
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Public
Total Faculty
33 staff
256 staff
This chart display total faculty of South College - Asheville Campus and community college average number of faculty in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of South College - Asheville Campus has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The South College - Asheville Campus diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has grown by 203% over five years.
Total Enrollment
303 students
2,330 students
This chart display the total enrollment of South College - Asheville Campus and community college average number of enrollment of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
10:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of South College - Asheville Campus and community college average student staff ratio of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
249 students
727 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of South College - Asheville Campus and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
54 students
1,603 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of South College - Asheville Campus and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of South College - Asheville Campus.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of NC.
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
617 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
% Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in South College - Asheville Campus and the percentage of Asian community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
6%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in South College - Asheville Campus and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
7%
21%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South College - Asheville Campus and the percentage of Black community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
84%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South College - Asheville Campus and the percentage of White community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in South College - Asheville Campus and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South College - Asheville Campus.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score
0.29
0.64
This chart display the diversity score of South College - Asheville Campus and the community college average diversity score of NC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$23,800
$27,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of South College - Asheville Campus and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of NC by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
79%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in South College - Asheville Campus and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in NC by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$24,750
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in South College - Asheville Campus and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,334
$6,000
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in South College - Asheville Campus and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in NC by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
60%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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. In October of 2016, South College-Asheville and South College, located in Knoxville, TN, compleated a merger endeavor. South College, Asheville Campus, is now a learning site of South College. South College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 303 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,920 per year for in-state students and $9,538 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,438 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 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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