C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    C+
  6. Location
    B
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
340 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 28801
Website
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$8,356/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,828/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,295/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,114/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,287/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,462/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,552Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
40%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Reviews

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Large community college with a main campus in downtown Asheville. Has several outlying campuses in the surrounding areas. Good school for both technical programs, & to prep a transfer to a 4-year. Tech has fairly flexible class schedules, & is easily navigable. Tons of courses available online.

Cons: the cafe, which is small & essentially the same food all the time. Parking on campus at the beginning of each semester. However this problem typically fades as the semester furthers, people start missing classes and/or dropping classes. Traffic can be a hectic near main campus due to it's proximity to Asheville High, Mission Hospital, & Riverside Drive. Plan accordingly.

Pros? Once you figure out WebAdvisor & get a semester or 2 in, getting the schedule you want is gravy. Most courses are very easy, just time consuming. Instructors are quality, some just need you to bring it out of them. Did my first 2 years here before transferring. Would totally do it again.
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Admittedly, I had a difficult time trying to find my way through college immediately after high school. Bad experiences at other institutions (outside of North Carolina) left me feeling unsettled in where I wanted to go in life and about furthering my education. I stopped trying, and felt I might never regain the love for learning I’d had as a kid. All that changed when I started classes at A-B Tech, after the birth of my daughter. Not only did I find the support I needed to keep going and to keep “showing up” for myself and for my family, but I also found my flare for learning (and growing) again; I have been able to take most of my courses online—which I love!—and have found that the quality of coursework and the help and guidance of the staff and my teachers isn’t any different from a “regular” 4-year college. In short, A-B Tech is awesome, affordable, and attainable.
I feel right at home at AB Tech. It's easy to be happy here, and the surroundings give me a sense of academic wealth. As I first entered my classes, I expected them to be boring or not interesting, as my parents had taught me the seemingly, socially-encouraged "downfalls" of community college. However, AB Tech is a real school with real instructors and real classes. I've learned a lot.