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HCC Ranked Among Top 10 Community Colleges in the Nation


image of millpond Haywood Community College has been ranked among the top 10 community colleges in the nation. In a new study, SmartAsset analyzed the student-to-faculty ratio, graduation/transfer rates, and the cost of tuition and fees at more than 800 community colleges nationwide, and HCC ranked number nine overall.

According to the report, HCC has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8-to-1, tied for ninth-best among all 801 schools. HCC also has a graduation and transfer rate of 59%, while tuition and fees in 2020-2021 were $2,580 for in-state students.

It’s not too late to register for summer and fall semesters. Summer courses begin Monday, June 6, and fall courses start Monday, August 15. With a combination of funding sources, attending HCC could be at no cost. For more information, visit or call 828-627-2821.

For more information about the SmartAsset report, please visit



Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission of serving the educational needs and economic growth of our community by promoting lifelong student learning and success. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, seasonal dahlia and rhododendron gardens, an 18-hole disc golf course and a walking trail.