Did You Know?
Blue Ridge Community College offers more than 100 degree, diploma, and certificate programs; customized corporate training; and market-focused continuing education to meet the workforce needs of Henderson and Transylvania Counties. The College serves approximately 2,100 curriculum students each semester and more than 15,000 continuing education students annually at three locations—Henderson County Campus, Transylvania County Campus, and Health Sciences Center.
Blue Ridge Community College offers the following allied health training: Associate Degree Nursing, Surgical Technology degree and diploma, Nurse Aide I and II certification, and Phlebotomy certification.
In 2013, 100% of our surgical technology students passed their state licensing exam. The passing rate for nursing students at Blue Ridge was higher than area colleges.
Scoring second highest in the state, a recent report showed that 98.6% of Blue Ridge Community College students who transferred to a four-year university or college earned a 2.0 GPA or better after two semesters at the transfer institution.
Blue Ridge Community College's high-quality, accessible education provides a 24.6% return on investment for students during the course of their lifetime, according to a recent economic impact study.
Blue Ridge Community College is the recent recipient of two Golden LEAF grants and a Duke Energy Grant that will fund a comprehensive upgrade of advanced manufacturing training in Henderson and Transylvania Counties.
The College's Early Childhood, Emergency Medical, Surgical Technology, and Automotive Systems programs are accredited by nationally recognized organizations.
Henderson County Early College High School, a North Carolina High School of Excellence, is housed on the Henderson County Campus.
Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation has assets of more than $10M and is ranked fifth (net assets/student ratio) among all of North Carolina's 58 community college foundations.
Four Blue Ridge Community College have earned the prestigious, competitive Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship since it was first awarded in 2004.