Blue Ridge Community College Flat Rock

Blue Ridge Community College Flat Rock

Blue Ridge Community College, also known as BRCC, was established in 1969. BRCC is a community college and is located in Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina. The campus of the institution consists of 10 buildings which are spread across an area of 140 acres. The institution offers degrees in more than 25 fields of study. A number of diploma courses are also available. Apart from these, students can also opt for special certificate and articulated programs. BRCC is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Business and Humanities
  • Division of Life Sciences and Human Services
  • Division of Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Technology

Blue Ridge Community College competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I. The sports teams are known as the Bears, and they participate in baseball and volleyball. The students are also members of clubs and organizations like the Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Blue Ridge Buddies Club, Blue Ridge Christian Fellowship, and Environmental Awareness Club.

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Blue Ridge Community College
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock , NC 28731-4728
General Phone: (828) 694-1700

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Blue Ridge Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts63sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, liberal arts and humanities
Beauty and Cosmetology26cosmetology, make-up artist, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
Business and Management24business management, marketing, retail
Nursing and Emergency Medicine23registered nursing
Education and Teaching17special ed, early childhood education, teacher aide
Mechanics and Repair12HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance tech, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Medical Support and Technology11surgical tech
Office and Administration10executive secretary
Landscaping and Horticulture7applied horticulture
Engineering Technician7electronics tech, electromechanical tech, water quality and recycling tech, mechanical engineering tech, mechanical engineering related tech
Construction Trades5carpentry, electrician, property management, building inspection and management, plumbing, plumbing and water supply
Computer Science and Engineering5information technology, computer programming, computer applications programming, information science, systems analyst, network management, computer support
Production Trades4machine shop assistant, welding
Hospitality2travel services, tourism promotion
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Family and Social Work0child care management
Medical Administration0health unit coordinator
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural technology

Number of programs and degrees for Blue Ridge in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree14435
Award of less than 1 academic year5335
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1927

Blue Ridge Student Body

In 2007-2008, Blue Ridge had a total enrollment of 1,968 students (1,538 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 26%
20-21 16%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina94%
South Carolina1%
(International Students)1%

Blue Ridge Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 37 %

Blue Ridge Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Blue Ridge Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,431
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,552
Books and supplies $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
Blue Ridge participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 968400)

Blue Ridge Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year26$54,84944$49,303
All faculty totalacademic year26$54,84944$49,303

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Blue Ridge Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports066

Blue Ridge Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business Technology

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Plumbing and Related Water Supply Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Tourism Promotion Operations
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk

Medical Support And Technology
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

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checked Career counseling
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