Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville

Asheville, NC

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College offers 325-degree programs and 30 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 2 high safety сampuses. 43.8% are women, and 56.2% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is 8481$, that is at the level of national average. 23% of full-time Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $27,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$8,481
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,148
$30,001 - $48,000$8,164
$48,001 - $75,000$8,946
$75,001 - $110,000$11,280
$110,001+$12,949

Finance

Charges:

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  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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7%

Types of financial aids

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3517 of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 47 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College number 46 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$5,842
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$5,254
$48,001 - $75,000
96.23%
$4,060
$75,001 - $110,000
66.67%
$2,248
$110,001+
33.33%
$167

Salary After Attending

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$27,700

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate

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23%
BELOW AVERAGE

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

23% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

15:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

73
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in North Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Asheville Campus

The campus located by 340 Victoria Rd address in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Asheville Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College with 0.09% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Asheville Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and robbery.

The percentage of crimes on Enka Campus

The campus located by 1459 Sand Hill Road address in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Enka Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Enka Campus is motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College offers 325 programs in total: 151 are for Associate's degree, 112 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 62 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 196 universities in North Carolina state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and less than 1-year certificate programs offered.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 30 distance learning programs that are provided in the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College: 15 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 12 - for Associate's degree and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the North Carolina state average data to help you compare.

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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5922 students with 177660 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Overall Rating:

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College acts Veteran friendly right up until they sink their teeth into your G.I. Bill then they start lying to your face.Grounds maintenance is atrocious. I've been showing up to class with a leaky roof for over a year. They don't sweep some rooms. The oreo on the second floor was practically the stuff of legend last year.When the A/C they are reluctant to ever fix right goes down they move classes.But when a tree they fail to prune drops limbs on somebody's car they call it an act of god, then hurry and cut down the tree so it won't happen again while denying insurance claims. Only they didn't just cut down the tree. They finally, belatedly, pruned that whole section of parking lot. Photographs were taken immediately after the incident and the following Monday after the trees were pruned.If it was an act of god, why cut the tree down and prune the parking lot so fast? Oh, it's because they knew they didn't maintain the grounds correctly raising the likelihood that such would occur.Most if not all of the instructors I have met here were stellar. THEY are NOT the problem with this college.The school has been on "differed maintenance" and "lean education" for years.They also refused to hand over insurance contact information as requested in writing.Update: I interviewed the grounds maintenance employees who all verified that the school only started trimming branches 'after a tree branch fell on a car the week prior'. They also informed me that the school had a history of not maintaining the grounds until after an incident despite employees begging for a 'preventative maintenance' plan be adopted. Upon confronting the administration with this newfound information in writing, they suddenly claim to be contacting the insurance company. I consider this change to be a written confession on the part of AB Tech. They did not even argue that my claims MAY be false. However, they still have not handed over the insurance company's contact information. It's been a month.Update: 2018/12/05. School plans on closing off elective class choices to 'improve graduation rate' like THAT is the problem around here... freedom of choice. To my knowledge this is still tentative, however.College also lost its only awesome PLC programmer this semester and if the content coming out of the other instructors is any indication this school will have graduates, but NO able bodied programmers in the near future.This school is in DESPERATE need of actual management. No, I didn't say NEW! That would imply it has a decent administrative staff NOW.Update: 2019/01/10School is already back to wasting tax payer dollars blocking off sections of the parking lot to groom the very trees they claim they are not responsible for grooming.Update: 2019/02/21School can't even file paper work right. Sent the Department of Veterans Affairs a bill for $0.50 less than they meant. So the school spent another $0.50 to mail me a bill for that $0.50 so I would know I need to go across campus and pay for it before my classes were cancelled... which would have required me to pay the VA back for the whole semester. Glad I didn't owe the VA well over $1000 because I paid that $0.50 on time.Update: 2019/06/12Cafeteria is for all intents and purposes cash only. Which wouldn't be so annoying if the nearest ATM wasn't across the street in a store that doesn't open until well after classes start. Store times are also being cut, so night classes are going to be out of luck.

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Overall Rating:

If I could give 0 stars I would, no help what so ever. Only here for the money, not to help you graduate or get some kind of education. Would never recommend this school to anyone.

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Overall Rating:

I love the educators here at AB Tech. Very easy to catch on and learn the material. Realistic expectations make it that much easier and exciting to reach your educational goal! Been a scholarship recipient, WIOA funded, and received financial aid at one point of my educational career, and each process was comprehensive and easy thanks to the customer service I received!

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Overall Rating:

Please please DO NOT come here this school is a literal scam!!! They will do everything they can to make sure you dont get financial aid or any kind of help. Everything they do is shady here PLEASE do not get involved with this school. Theres so many red flags here

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Overall Rating:

I love this school I’ve had a few low points and every time I had one like a loss of job abtech help me get books when I needed it and all the new upgrades in the school are really nice

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Location & Website

Address: 340 Victoria Rd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8282541921

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: abtech.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

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