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Asheville Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Asheville Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Asheville, North Carolina

There are at least 3 colleges in Asheville, listed and described below. These schools represent 10,242 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 8,806 full-time students, and a reported 1,147 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and University of North Carolina at Asheville.

We also provide an extensive list of North Carolina Colleges.

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South College


Asheville, NC

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. 

  • Program Categories: Business, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Certificate
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Asheville Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC 28801-4897

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, criminal justice and police, licensed practical nurse, foodservice management, medical office management, radiographer, dental assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 6,408 students, 5,449 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

South College-Asheville
29 Turtle Creek Drive
Asheville, NC 28803

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: physical therapist assistant, radiologic tech, surgical tech, legal assistant, medical transcription, medical assistant, criminal justice and administration, legal studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 133 students, 162 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Colleges in Asheville with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

University of North Carolina at Asheville
One University Hts
Asheville, NC 28804-8510

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: psychology, English, environmental studies, business management, mass communication, history, biology, sociology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,701 students, 3,195 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,147 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 540-640. Math: 520-620. Writing: 510-620.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Clyde Colleges 1 1,324 2,127  
Mars Hill Colleges 1 1,764 1,253 943

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