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Blue Ridge Community College

180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC

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Admissions Office

  • Phone: (828) 694-1800

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (828) 694-1806

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Blue Ridge Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution which began its operations in 1969. This college was previously named as Henderson County Technical Institute and Blue Ridge Technical Institute before it was called BRCC. It operates under the authority of the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges along with fifty-seven similar institutions. 

Located at the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina; BRCC functions as a community college for Henderson County, Transylvania County and surrounding areas. With over 107 programs of study, this college offers a wide range of academic programs. BRCC has 45 certificate programs , 24 diploma programs and 38 associate degree programs under different disciplines such as nursing, automotive technology, law enforcement, emergency response fields, engineering technology and machining technology among others.

The college transfer courses are backed by seven articulation programs with four-year institutions to facilitate easy transfer for graduate students to any of North Carolina's 18 public colleges and universities. BRCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools while its occupational programs are certified by appropriate accrediting agency.

Recognized as one of the leading provider of Continuing Education programs in the state; BRCC offers Economic and Workforce Development with variety of courses, programs and services, as well as programs for high school students such as Dual Enrollment and Huskin's Early College programs. 

BRCC fosters academic excellence and lifelong learning as it adheres to its mission to enrich the lives of the students and promote economic development in the community it serves. 

Prospective Student’s Guide http://www.blueridge.edu/prospective_student/index.php

Curriculum and Continuing Education http://www.blueridge.edu/current_student/index.php

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,200-$2,600
    • Out-of-State: $8,400-$10,020
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $69-$83 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $260-$310 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid68%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$4,620
Receiving Student Loans8%$5,903

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 6%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Blue Ridge Community College may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges located in North Carolina, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Blue Ridge Community CollegeHenderson CountyNorth Carolina
Graduation Rate15.6%-23.4%
Transfer-out Rate25.2%-19.9%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Blue Ridge Community College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

  • Electrician (C)
  • Building and Construction Finishing, Management and Inspection
  • Property Management
  • Plumbing Technology
  • Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services

Education

Engineering Technology

  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A)
  • Mechanical Technology Technician (A)
  • Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology
  • Water Quality Abd Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technician
  • Electromechanical Engineering and Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Language Interpretation and Translation (A)
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation (A)

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

  • Machine Shop Technology (A, C)
  • Welding (C)

Security and Protective Services

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