Age, Gender and Ethnicity

Table 1. Age, Gender, and Ethnicity of HCC  Curriculum Students.

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Average Age 29.2 29.7 30.9 30 29
Median Age 25 26 27 26 25
Female 2,115 2,109 2377 2,221 2,072
     % of Total 60.55% 62.03% 66.19% 66.10% 64.69%
Male 1,378 1,291 1214 1139 1,131
     % of Total 39.45% 37.97% 33.81% 33.90% 35.31%
White 3,106 2,958 3,022 2,797 2,638
     % of Total 88.92% 87.00% 84.15% 83.24% 82.36%
Black 206 247 367 365 346
     % of Total 5.90% 7.26% 10.22% 10.86% 10.80%
American Indian / Alaska Native* 71 59 67 62 59
     % of Total 2.03% 1.74% 1.87% 1.85% 1.84%
Hispanic 51 75 74 76 92
     % of Total 1.46% 2.21% 2.06% 2.26% 2.87%
Asian  8 11 18 13 17
     % of Total 0.23% 0.32% 0.50% 0.39% 0.53%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander** 4 4      
     % of Total 0.11% 0.12% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Unknown / Multiple / Other 47 46 43 47 51
     % of Total 1.35% 1.35% 1.20% 1.40% 1.59%
Total Students 3,493 3,400 3,591 3,360 3,203

* Prior to 2010-11, this category included only "American Indian."

** Prior to 2010-11, this category was not used. These populations were included under "Asian."


County of Residence

In 2014-15, 58% of HCC's Curriculum students resided in Haywood County, 10% resided in Buncombe County, and 5% resided in Guilford County. Figure 1 illustrates the distribution of HCC students throughout the state. 

Figure 1. Map of County of Residence for HCC Curriculum Students, 2014-15.

Map of North Carolina with counties colored according to population. Data file for the map can be downloaded by clicking on the image.


High School of Origin

Table 2. High School of Origin of HCC Curriculum Students.

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Pisgah High School 591 601 315 321 315
    % of Total 18.31% 17.68% 8.77% 9.55% 9.83%
Tuscola High School 650 622 339 322 322
    % of Total 20.14% 18.29% 9.44% 9.58% 10.05%
Central Haywood High School 73 76 51 63 60
    % of Total 2.26% 2.24% 1.42% 1.88% 1.87%
Other 1,913 2,101 2,888 2,654 2,506
    % of Total 59.28% 61.79% 80.42% 78.99% 78.24%
Total 3,227 3,400 3,591 3,360 3,203

Employment Status

Table 3. Employment Status of HCC Curriculum Students.

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Employed Full-time 873 897 1,004 906 881
    % of Total 24.99% 26.38% 27.96% 27.00%

27.53%

Employed Part-time 1,008 966 1,064 977 1,023
    % of Total 28.86% 28.41% 29.63% 29.12% 31.97%
Unemployed 1,612 1,537 1,523 1,472 1,296
    % of Total 46.15% 45.21% 42.41% 43.87% 40.50%
Total 3,493 3,400 3,591 3,355 3,200

 

Note: Totals may not match Table 1 since data used for this table are not always reported.

 

Enrollment Status

Table 4. Enrollment Status of HCC Curriculum Students.

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Full-time Student - Fall Semester 758 861 774 680 571
    % of Total 31.98% 36.72% 36.15% 33.03% 31.08%
Part-time Student - Fall Semester 1612 1484 1367 1379 1,266
    % of Total 68.02% 63.28% 63.85% 66.97% 68.92%
Total - Fall Semester 2370 2345 2141 2059

1,837

Full-time Student - Spring Semester 754 764 680 550 508
    % of Total 32.28% 34.87% 33.48% 29.15% 30.79%
Part-time Student - Spring Semester 1582 1427 1351 1337 1,142
    % of Total 67.72% 65.13% 66.52% 70.85% 69.21%
Total - Spring Semester 2336 2191 2031 1887 1,650
Full-time Student - Summer Semester 321 133 167 99 96
    % of Total 34.89% 18.05% 19.15% 15.87% 15.38%
Part-time Student - Summer Semester 599 604 705 525 528
    % of Total 65.11% 81.95% 80.85% 84.13% 84.62%
Total - Summer Semester 920 737 872 624 624

All data from the NCCCS Data Warehouse and HCC Data Warehouse.
Data updated annually in fall semester for the prior year.