Haywood Community College is known for its unique programs and distinct main campus designated as an arboretum. It started in 1965 as the Haywood Industrial Education Center with only one curriculum and few students.
The main campus located in Clyde, NC is a home for lofty oak trees and magnificent gardens. It is highly regarded for the Rhododendron and Dahlia Gardens that serves as an attraction for green area clubs and the local residents.
HCC aims to promote community development through providing quality education that meets the diverse needs of the population. At present, HCC serves thousands of students and offers more than 50 curriculum programs. Among these curriculum programs, 9 associate degrees, 3 diplomas, and 9 certificates can be accessed online.
Several non-curriculum programs under the Continuing Education division are also available. These include Adult Basic Education, GED preparation, occupational courses, and community service trainings.
Unique programs of HCC such as the Fish and Wildlife Management and Low Impact Development associate degree which are the only courses of its kind in the whole state; and the Forest Management Technology associate degree program which is the only one accredited by the Society of American Foresters fall under the Department of Natural Resources
Another distinguished program of this college is the Professional Crafts, a course with four major areas - clay, fiber, jewelry and wood. This program engages students in hands-on and business training to enable them to start a business of their own.
Aside from academic excellence, HCC also cultivates student leadership and community participation to augment student’s educational experience by providing wide array of activities on campus.
Programs of Study http://www.haywood.edu/programs_of_study
Prospective Student's Guidehttp://www.haywood.edu/prospective_students
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. 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 range:
- State Residents: $2,300-$2,800
- Out-of-State: $8,400-$10,140
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $72-$86 per unit
- Out-of-State: $260-$320 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||82%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||79%||$4,557|
|Receiving Student Loans||3%||$7,000|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Haywood Community College may offer services like:
- Distance learning
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
- Child care
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 Haywood 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 (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Haywood Community College.
- Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC (20 miles away)
- Asheville - Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, NC (21 miles away)
- Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC (32 miles away)
- McDowell Technical Community College in Marion, NC (55 miles away)
- Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC (59 miles away)