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Blue Ridge Community College

Chartered in 1969, Blue Ridge Community College serves the Western North Carolina region as one of 58 public institutions within the North Carolina Community College System. The college operates under the leadership of a president and 15 member board of trustees. The mission of the institution is that Blue Ridge Community College empowers individuals with knowledge and skills to enrich our communities and build a competitive workforce. This is accomplished by offering over 65 Associates Degree options, 33 Diploma programs, 107 Certificate options, as well as short-term job training programs. The college serves students by offering both in-classroom and online courses. In addition, Blue Ridge works closely with area businesses and industry partners to promote economic development within its service reach.

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

59.59

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

59.59

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

15.38

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

34.37

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

9

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

26.66

Why you should attend?

Blue Ridge Community College recognizes the transition from serving in the military to civilian life can be daunting. Therefore, the college takes a holistic approach to serving veterans as they transition to college. One-on-one service is offered in helping to navigate the on-boarding process including assistance with VA educational benefits and a dedicated staff member to register first time veteran students. Assistance completing the FAFSA and scholarship opportunities designated specifically for veterans and their family members help reduce financial barriers not covered by the GI Bill. Additional support can be found through the student-supported Veterans Club, the college's Green Zone program, and our partnership with NC Serves-Western. Lastly, career counseling, resume assistance, and job placement are offered through the NC Works Center on campus.

Top Degrees

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Business Administration & Management, General
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Emergency Medical Technician
Engineering (general)
Nursing Practice / Registered Nurse
Radio and Television
Welding Technology
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A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.

Tuition & Institution Information

Undergraduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $2,128 $7,504
Fees $156 $156
Room $6,566 $6,566
Board N/A N/A
Books $2,284 $2,284
Other Expenses $4,696 $4,696
Totals $15,830 $21,206
Graduate
In State Out of State
Tuition N/A N/A
Fees N/A N/A
Room N/A N/A
Board N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Other Expenses N/A N/A
Totals N/A N/A