Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,432
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,729
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
17%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
7,003
28.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
25.3%
127 Graduates

About

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is a higher education institution located in Buncombe County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College were .

In 2019, 1,609 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. 55.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,304 degrees), 9.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (135 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is $2,432, which is $−5,392 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is $2,432, which is $−5,392 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,729.

In 2019, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is $−5,392 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,729
2019 Value
12.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,729. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College grew by 12.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,876
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College was of $6,876 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
11%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.22% with respect to 2018, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
17%
2017 Default Rate
128
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College was 17%, which represents 128 out of the 751 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has a total enrollment of 7,003 students. The full-time enrollment at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is 2,026 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,977. This means that 28.9% of students enrolled at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.1% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.18% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.56% Asian, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.214% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.8%), followed by White Male (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,003 students. The full-time enrollment at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is 2,026 and the part-time enrollment is 4,977. This means that 28.9% of students enrolled at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,330
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    740
  3. Black or African American
    363

The enrolled student population at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is 76.1% White, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.18% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 1.56% Asian, 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.214% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 189 students (2.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 173 more women than men received degrees from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is white (1,304 degrees awarded). There were 9.66 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (135 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (48 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (120 degrees), and Precision Production (63 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are Police officers (136,543 people), Other managers (96,266 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (70,507 people), Construction managers (49,287 people), and Software developers (39,683 people).

The most specialized majors at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are Construction (48 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (120 degrees), Precision Production (63 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (94 degrees), and Protective Services (110 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are Dentists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are Construction (48 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (120 degrees), Precision Production (63 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (94 degrees), and Protective Services (110 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (331,908 people), Elementary & secondary schools (161,335 people), Construction (132,755 people), Computer Systems Design (66,694 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (60,576 people).

The most specialized majors at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are Construction (48 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (120 degrees), Precision Production (63 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (94 degrees), and Protective Services (110 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

718
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
891
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 718 degrees were awarded to men at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, which is 0.806 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (891).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 155 degrees were awarded to men at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.66 times less than the 235 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 235 degrees were awarded to women at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.52 times more than the 155 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% of students graduating from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is Female and Two or More Races (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,304 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    135 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is white (1,304 degrees awarded). There were 9.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (135 degrees).

2.42% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    724 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    580 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is white female (724 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (580 degrees).

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Operations

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $14.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $115k (0.809%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College had a total salary expenditure of $62.7M. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College employs 162 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are Female No academic ranks (101), Male No academic ranks(61), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are: Management, with 82 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.3M
2019 Endowment
1.6%
decline from 2018

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has an endowment valued at about $14.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College declined 1.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.96M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.8M
2019 Salaries
1.56%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College paid a median of $30.8M in salaries, which represents 49% of their overall expenditure ($62.7M) and a 1.56% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.14% growth from 2017 and a 17.6% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.24M
Instructional Salaries
162
Number of Employees

In 2019, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College paid a total of $9.24M to 162 employees working as instructors, which represents 30% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
162 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
82 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College were No academic rank with 162 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College were Management with 82 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College was Female No academic rank with 101 employees, Male No academic rank with 61 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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