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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    A-
Asheville-Buncombe Tech is a public college located in Asheville, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,242 undergraduate students. The Asheville-Buncombe Tech acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Automotive Mechanics. Graduating 31% of students, Asheville-Buncombe Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,300.
340 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 28801
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Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,893/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,063/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
68%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
3
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    58%
  • Online
    17%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,242Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,650
Undergrads Over 25
33%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Reviews

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If you don't mind paying for an education where you might be teaching yourself, AB Tech might be okay for you. You might hit the jackpot and get a great instructor or you might spend your time and money teaching yourself. Quite a few instructors treat the student as if they are junior employees who are already supposed to know the information and they are there just to test you. There seems to be a complete lack of professional development. Some of the instructors are very poor educators! The upside is that the tuition is very affordable. Maybe it is an example of the old adage "You get what you pay for." I would actually rate it at 2 1/2 stars overall.
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I enjoy Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College because of the personal relationships you acquire with students and teachers. Class sizes are small which allows more one on one teaching. The college is located in the heart of Asheville, which has many social aspects, including restaurants, breweries, and several historical sites. The main campus is small enough to walk through fairly quick. It is also great that they have other campus locations to choose from throughout Western North Carolina. If you are looking for a small local college, that has great academic classes and great trade classes, this is the college for you!
I have had some very great as well as some difficult professors with AB Tech. Overall the school does very well to support the students. 9/10 professors want you to succeed and will actually help you in the class. The class sizes are generally small. Going to class is so important. The small class sizes make it easy to ask questions. It really helps you create a relationship with the teacher and allows you to have better success. The counselors for financial aid, as well as general advising, are super helpful. If they can't answer your question they will find someone for you who can. I have had very few occasions where my question went unanswered. This affordable and well-structured school is definitely the place to start regardless of if you are not quite sure what path in life you want to pursue or if you are starting your college career.