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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 2,396 undergraduate students. The Asheville-Buncombe Tech acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Automotive Mechanics. Graduating 39% of students, Asheville-Buncombe Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,300.
About Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
340 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 28801
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Cost

Net Price
$8,120/ 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
$5,300/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
67%

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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,396Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,866
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Reviews

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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!
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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.
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.