Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock

Flat Rock, NC

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Blue Ridge Community College offers 393-degree programs and 27 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. 39.8% are women, and 60.2% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Blue Ridge Community College is 8477$, that is at the level of national average. 20% of full-time Blue Ridge 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 $24,400, 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 Blue Ridge 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.


By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,202
$30,001 - $48,000$8,435
$48,001 - $75,000$9,265
$75,001 - $110,000$11,440



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1090 of Blue Ridge Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 49 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Blue Ridge Community College number 91 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at Blue Ridge Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


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

Students services


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

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


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 Blue Ridge Community College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

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


Blue Ridge Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

20% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Blue Ridge 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 a huge number of students. This indicator 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Blue Ridge Community College is 10:1, that means that for every 10 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



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Blue Ridge Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Blue Ridge 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 Main Campus

The campus located by 180 West Campus Drive address in Flat Rock, North Carolina.


Main 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 a part of Blue Ridge Community College with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Blue Ridge Community College offers 393 programs in total: 150 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 144 - for Associate's degree, and 99 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 less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 27 distance education programs that are provided in the Blue Ridge Community College: 12 are for Associate's degree, 9 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


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.


Blue Ridge Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1841 students with 55230 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Blue Ridge Community College

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Overall Rating:

*Stupid, old, incompetent professors that don't educate students efficiently/successfully*violent atmosphere full of racial tension*unnecessarily difficult & time consuming work load*dropout rate is absolutely through the roof*no housing*no food*takes up to two hours to drive there across dangerous and unforgiving mountain terrain

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Delivered a Training class at the facility and the Staff was very friendly and accommodating. I would facilitate there again in a Heartbeat :-)

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I went back to school after getting a Masters to do what I love most: work with animals. I got my vet tech degree in 1995, and though retired now, those were the best years of my life! A great community! Recently moved back to the Valley, and live in Staunton. This beautiful area made a great impression on me!

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Best bang for your buck, as far as higher education goes. I attended from 2005 - 2007. Teachers are there because they want to teach. I think that community college is a great alternative to 4 year college, which is becoming unaffordable.

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Overall Rating:

It took me a really long time to decide to finally return to school. As a 27 year old first year undergrad, I likely don't have as much knowledge as my peers do about BRCC. From what I know, however, this place is great. All of the instructors I have met are well educated on what they are teaching as well as being compassionate with their students. The student body as a collective is warm and welcoming. Ranging from fresh from high school to nearly elderly, the points of view on campus are so diverse that anywhere else it would be Bedlam. It isn't. It's refreshing and positive. I dropped out of National College about three weeks into my first semester because of all the stress and negativity. It wasn't worth my peace of mind to try to carry on there and I wasn't learning anything anyway. Just under a decade later, I couldn't be happier with my decision.

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Location & Website

Address: 180 West Campus Drive


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8286941700

Institution is active in current year: 1

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