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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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses
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Liberal Arts and Humanities383 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics52 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies51 Graduates
Medical Office Management49 Graduates
Information Technology46 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science44 Graduates
Mental and Social Health Services43 Graduates
Phlebotomy Technician38 Graduates
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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Reviews
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.
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.