Name: Haywood Community College
President/CEO: Rose Johnson
Campus Setting: Suburban
Year Established: 1965
Student Characteristics based on Fall 2010 IPEDS data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 2,478
Part Time: 69.4%
Full Time: 30.6%
Native American: 1.4%
Quote from President
“Located amid western North Carolina’s rich culture of natural resources, Haywood Community College has turned its campus into a model of sustainability that strives to balance social, economic and environmental issues. Instilling sustainability in instruction and campus operations and in many community projects such as the Green Business Initiative, the college achieved a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) silver rating in 2011. Business owners reduce their negative impact on the environment while positively impacting their bottom line. College engineering students design solar-powered solutions to community problems. Residential construction students learn new building techniques while constructing a sustainable research demonstration house to teach others in the field. And students in biology and natural resource management programs complete wetland and native grasslands mitigation projects in concert with conservation and agriculture groups.”
- Haywood Community College is located in Haywood County, N.C. and borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
- HCC’s fish and wildlife management technology program is the only associate degree program of its kind in North Carolina and is accredited by the North American Wildlife Technology Association. This association gives graduates an edge in finding employment.
- This summer, HCC will open a new creative arts building that will provide a state-of-the-art place to inspire professional artisans. It will house four professional crafts programs of clay, fiber, jewelry and wood, as well as various continuing education personal-enrichment courses.