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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors A-B Tech offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College was awarded 2 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

A-B Tech was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into A-B Tech?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is 24%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  24 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at A-B Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,892 undergraduates at A-B Tech with 2,242 being full-time and 4,650 being part-time.

A-B Tech Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

A-B Tech scored 40.82 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  40.82 out of 100
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How Much Does Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of A-B Tech is $6,729. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for A-B Tech

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,924 $6,504 $7,710 $11,603 $13,619

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of A-B Tech, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At A-B Tech, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $6,549 a year. That adds up to $26,196 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at A-B Tech is 18.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do A-B Tech Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from A-B Tech make around $28,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 27% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is a public institution located in Asheville, North Carolina. The city atmosphere of Asheville makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Contact details for A-B Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801-4897
Phone: 828-254-1921

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at A-B Tech

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,915 students took at least one online class at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. This is an increase from the 2,866 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,915 1,180
2016-2017 2,866 1,114
2015-2016 2,683 933
2014-2015 2,677 854
2013-2014 2,779 792

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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