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 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College - Asheville, NC

340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, North Carolina 28801-4897

General information:(828)254-1921
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:8,056( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Large
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $1,255 $1,609 $1,875 -14%
Out-of-state $5,846 $6,901 $7,029 -2%
Books and supplies $1,080 $1,600 $1,470 9%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,195 $9,028 $9,028 0%
Other $3,986 $4,750 $4,750 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $7,583 $9,264 $9,264 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,335 $3,209 $3,345 0%
Off Campus $13,516 $16,987 $17,123 -6%
Off Campus with Family $9,918 $12,473 $12,609 0%
On Campus $6,926 $8,501 $8,499 0%
Off Campus $18,107 $22,279 $22,277 0%
Off Campus with Family $14,509 $17,765 $17,763 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,802
In-state fees $73
Out-of-state tuition $6,956
Out-of-state fees $73
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 255 63% --
Grant or scholarship aid 255 63% $983,362 $3,856
Federal grants 227 56% $899,894 $3,964
Pell grants 222 55% $896,519 $4,038
Other federal grants 5 1% $3,375 $675
State/local government grant or scholarships 105 26% $71,468 $681
Institutional grants or scholarships 13 3% $12,000 $923
Student loan aid 68 17% $243,269 $3,577
Federal student loans 68 17% $243,269 $3,577
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,019 37% $23,612,379 $7,821
Pell grants 2,518 31% $12,861,100 $5,108
Federal student loans 1,153 14% $7,366,108 $6,389


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,538 $7,431 $10,909
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,546 $7,715 $10,456
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,873 $8,002 $10,948
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,278 $10,657 $11,567
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable $14,819
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable $14,619

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 8,056
Undergraduate enrollment 8,056
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,786
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 10 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1969 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/12/1972 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/12/1972 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

11/01/1972 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession200
Drug law violations69 9
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 101
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 024
Motor vehicle theft 442
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate11.7%
Number in default26
Number in repayment221

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00403300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General017-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies32-
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management68-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-3-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General11-
Office Management and Supervision031
Category total19451
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other214-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications04-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-4-
Information Science/Studies79-
Information Technology3014-
Category total3945-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Property Maintenance33-
Category total1482
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching92-
Elementary Education and Teaching-2-
Category total94-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician46-
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-8-
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician25-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-5-
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,01-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician16-
Surveying Technology/Surveying35-
Category total1036-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development5--
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management10-0
Category total15-0
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-8-
Dental Assisting/Assistant--24
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-17-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician-10-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-20-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--40
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage-49
Medical Office Management/Administration5-9
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist--2
Medical/Clinical Assistant-16-
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other-12-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist28--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-20-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-87-
Surgical Technology/Technologist-27
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-22-
Category total3321891
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science49--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-31-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician32-
Category total5233-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-120
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-2592
Category total-2712
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician38106
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician474
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/1216
Category total541816
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist14--
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef07-
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General-516
Culinary Arts/Chef Training-20-
Institutional Food Workers--7
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist2--
Category total163223
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant131
Welding Technology/Welder680
Category total7111
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician-7-
Category total-7-
Grand total268728136