Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at A-B Tech are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 23% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 77%
Black 7%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 43% more female students than male students enrolled at Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, A-B Tech has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,841
Women 4,051

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

A-B Tech serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,675 per year

56% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,892
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 40.3%
Part time Undergrads 53%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197887 IPEDS survey data for Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College.