Blue Ridge Community College -- Hendersonville, NC
N 35° 18.452 W 082° 25.547
17S E 370379 N 3908080
Quick Description: Blue Ridge Community College is the only institute of higher learning in Henderson County.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2006 6:27:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM122A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 244

Long Description:
Blue Ridge Community College was established in 1969 as Henderson County Technical Institute. In the Fall of 1970, 1044 students showed up in a rennovated automotive showroom for classes of all types.
The college is now located in Flat Rock on 109 acres two and a half miles southeast of Hendersonville, Henderson County North Carolina. A ten-building complex provides 279,288 square feet of floor space, divided into shop and laboratory space, classrooms, library , learning center, office and reception space, and student lounge area.

The Transylvania Center in Brevard houses curriculum and continuing education classes. Situated near the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina at an altitude of 2,140 feet, the College is easily accessible via Interstate 26, Highways 64, 25, 191, and 176. Commercial air service is provided by several major airlines which serve the Asheville Regional Airport located twelve miles north of Hendersonville.
This location is also near several summer resort developments which include Flat Rock (Carl Sandburg House), the Pisgah National Forest, Brevard, the Bat Cave-Chimney Rock area, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Name: Blue Ridge Community College

180 Campus Drive
Hendersonville, NC USA

Phone Number: 828-694-1700

Web Site: [Web Link]

Type of School: Jr. College/Two-Year School

School Affiliation: Public -- Community

Date Founded: 1969

Enrollment: 1959

Nicknames/Mascots: Bears

School Colors: Blue and Gold

Location of GPS Coordinates: Main entrance of Patton Building

School Motto: Not listed

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