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Blue Ridge Community College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Blue Ridge Community College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Blue Ridge Community College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Blue Ridge 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.

Blue Ridge Community College was awarded 2 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Blue Ridge Community College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Blue Ridge Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Blue Ridge Community College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Blue Ridge Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Blue Ridge Community College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 7 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 Blue Ridge Community College is 22%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  22 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Blue Ridge Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Blue Ridge Community College this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

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Blue Ridge Community College Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,332 undergraduates at Blue Ridge Community College with 678 being full-time and 1,654 being part-time.

Blue Ridge Community College Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 18.99 out of 100, Blue Ridge Community College is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  18.99 out of 100
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How Much Does Blue Ridge Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Blue Ridge Community College is $7,059. 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 Blue Ridge Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,294 $6,992 $7,837 $10,468 $11,901

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 Blue Ridge Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Blue Ridge Community College, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $5,338 a year. That adds up to $21,352 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Blue Ridge Community College is 22.6%. 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 Blue Ridge Community College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Blue Ridge Community College make about $25,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 35% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College is a public institution situated in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Blue Ridge Community College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Blue Ridge Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731-4728
Phone: 828-694-1700

Blue Ridge Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Blue Ridge Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Blue Ridge Community College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 216 students took at least one online class at Blue Ridge Community College. This is a decrease from the 534 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 216 143
2016-2017 534 237
2015-2016 1,327 392
2014-2015 963 373
2013-2014 966 331

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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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