Brevard College

Brevard College

Brevard College (BC) is a small undergraduate liberal arts college in Brevard, North Carolina that was formed in 1934 following the merger of Rutherford College and Weaver College. The 120 acre college campus is located in the heart of Brevard in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is also proximite to Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Brevard College provides over 40 majors and minors ranging from organizational management to wilderness leadership and experiential education. The athletic teams, which are known as the Tornadoes, participate in men's baseball, basketball, cross country, women's softball track and field, soccer, and tennis among other sports. There is a plethora of student clubs and organizations like the BC DiscGolf, Ninpo Tai Jutsuu, Paddling Club and Serenity Women's A Capella.

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Contacting Brevard

Brevard College
One Brevard College Drive
Brevard , NC 28712
General Phone: (828) 883-8292

Brevard Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy32parks and recreation studies, exercise science
Liberal Arts28English language and literature, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, history
Business and Management21business management
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Medical Support and Technology7health service and sciences
Fine Arts7fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Education and Teaching4elementary school teaching, music teaching
Religion and Philosophy3religion
Music2music, music pedagogy
Science1ecology, biological and physical sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Brevard in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree12820

Brevard Student Body

In 2007-2008, Brevard had a total enrollment of 675 students (671 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 8%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 43%
20-21 33%
22-24 15%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

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

North Carolina47%
South Carolina16%
New York1%
(International Students)1%
New Jersey1%
Washington, DC1%

Brevard Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 46 %

Brevard Room and Board (2007)

Brevard offers campus housing for 575 of its 671 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Brevard, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Brevard Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430550
SAT Math430540
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math1624
ACT Composite1522

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT78%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT34%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Brevard Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,050
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,050
Room and board $ 7,540
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Brevard participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 291200)

Brevard Faculty

Brevard has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track78
Non-tenured and not on tenure track93

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$51,2075$54,410
Associate professoracademic year11$43,55011$42,520
Assistant professoracademic year12$41,6487$40,407
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year31$44,30623$44,462

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

Brevard Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football South Atlantic Conference
Basketball South Atlantic Conference
Baseball South Atlantic Conference
Track South Atlantic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports425193

Brevard Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music Pedagogy
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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