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Blue Ridge Community College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Blue Ridge Community College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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?

2022 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 3 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is office administration.

Overall Quality

Blue Ridge Community College is ranked #2,302 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Blue Ridge Community College also holds the #96 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

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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

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Blue Ridge Community College, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge Community College is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

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Blue Ridge Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,399 undergraduates at Blue Ridge Community College with 665 being full-time and 1,734 being part-time.

How Much Does Blue Ridge Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Blue Ridge Community College is $7,789. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 19% of students took out student loans averaging $5,762 a year. That adds up to $23,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Blue Ridge Community College is 20.8%. 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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See which majors at Blue Ridge Community College make the most money.

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
Website: www.blueridge.edu/

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 2019-2020, 738 students took at least one online class at Blue Ridge Community College. This is an increase from the 383 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 738 556
2018-2019 383 263
2017-2018 216 143
2016-2017 534 237
2015-2016 1,327 392

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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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