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Is Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. So we've gathered facts about Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on A-B Tech Includes:

How Does A-B Tech Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College was ranked #1,664 on the 2022 version of this list.The school also ranked #59 in our Best for Vets in North Carolina ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how A-B Tech fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 923

You can also see how specific majors at A-B Tech fared when compared to the same major at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Agricultural & Food Products Processing Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Food Processing Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Agricultural & Food Products Processing Colleges for Veterans 6
Best Food Processing Colleges for Veterans 6
Best Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 8
Best Other Computer Software & Media Applications Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 9
Best Machine Shop Technology/Assistant Colleges for Veterans 10
Best Machine Shop Technology/Assistant Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 10
Best Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 11
Best Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician Colleges for Veterans 11

How Many Veterans Go to A-B Tech?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

The VA reports that there are 230 G.I. Bill® students at A-B Tech. Since the total enrollment at the school is 6,601, approximately 3.48% of the students at A-B Tech are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at A-B Tech

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Does A-B Tech Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
If you have particular knowledge gained through life experience, A-B Tech may offer offer credit for that. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

A-B Tech might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

A-B Tech Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at A-B Tech.

Complaints to the VA About A-B Tech

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.


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