Name: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
President: Hank Dunn
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1961
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 8,059
Part Time: 70.5%
Full Time: 29.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
Native American: 0.6%
Quote from the President
“Our role is to identify the educational and economic development needs within the community and meet those needs through innovation and commitment to student success. The secret to being a good community college is simply to find the community’s needs and meet them.”
- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is home to the Institute for Climate Education, established to educate citizens about climate-related issues. The institute offers classes, workshops, seminars, and other training for the general public about climate and climatology.
- A-B Tech culinary students have the opportunity to join the award-winning Culinary Team, which has been ranked five times since 2003 as one of the top four nationally in the annual American Culinary Federation Student Culinary Team competition. A team won first place in the nation in 2007.
- The Global Institute for Sustainability Technologies serves as a regional partner benefitting the region through sustainability projects, including small business development, building and retrofitting applications, land use practices, renewable energy usage and local food support.