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Institutional Profile

The Brevard College Mission Statement: Brevard College is committed to an experiential liberal arts education that encourages personal growth and inspires artistic, intellectual, and social action.

Date Founded

Brevard College was founded in 1853. It is the oldest college or university in the mountains of North Carolina.

Type of College

Brevard is a four-year private, coeducational, comprehensive liberal arts college. It is affiliated with the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Academic Programs

We offer a comprehensive list of experiential liberal arts programs. Click here to see the full selection, explore your options, and learn more about experiential education.

Faculty

As of Fall 2013, Brevard employs 52 full-time faculty, 82% of which hold the terminal academic degree in their field. 67% of Brevard faculty have tenure, and our student to faculty ratio is 12:1.

Accreditations

Brevard College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees.  The United Methodist Church accredits Brevard College to award degrees at the baccalaureate level, and Brevard College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Teacher Education Accrediting Council. Click here to view our official accreditations.

Athletics

Brevard College is a member of NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference (SAC). Our most recent athletic success stories include 3 DII Intercollegiate Mountain Bike National Championships, multiple individual cycling championships, and a men’s basketball SAC Championship. We offer 20 varsity sports including baseball, basketball, cross-country, cycling, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, cheerleading, softball, volleyball, and lacrosse. Click here to visit the Tornados’ official athletics website.

Campus & Location

Brevard College is a 120-acre campus within the City of Brevard, North Carolina. It is close to the Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the city of Asheville, the Asheville Regional Airport and the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport. Click here for directions to campus.

Residence Halls

We offer three traditional-style residence halls and one apartment-style residential village primarily for upperclassmen. 
Click here to learn more about residence halls.

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees

Financial Aid

In Fall 2013 Brevard awarded students nearly $14 million in financial aid, in addition to many scholarship and loan opportunities. 
Click here for more information on scholarships, loans, and payment options.

Student Body

According to the Fall 2013 Institutional Profile, Brevard College is “home” to 700 students from 31 states and 33 foreign countries. 98% of our students are full-time. 76% of students at Brevard are residential. Our student body is comprised of 53% in-state students and 47% out-of-state and international students. The student population is 62% male and 38% female. 39% of our student body were eligible for Federal Pell Grants in 2013. Below is our Ethnic Distribution of U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens:

  • White, Non-Hispanic - 75%
  • Black/African American, Non-Hispanic - 10%
  • Hispanic/Latino - less than 1%
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native - 1%
  • Asian - 1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander - 0%
  • Nonresident Alien - 6%
  • Two or More Races - 2%
  • Unknown - 5%

Student Right to Know

The Student Right-to-Know Act requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding, under the Higher Education Act of 1965, to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to current and prospective students.  Every institution that participates in any Title IV program and is attended by students receiving athletically-related student aid is required to disclose graduation/completion rates of all students as well as students receiving athletically-related student aid by race/ethnicity, gender and by sport, and the average completion or graduation rate for the four most recent years, to parents, coaches, and potential student athletes. Brevard College is happy to provide the following information in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know Act.

When viewing this information, please keep in mind that retention and graduation rates only include Summer and Fall First-time, Full-time Baccalaureate degree seeking freshmen.  While this is an important group to track, it does not represent all of our students, including students who start in the Spring, transfer students, part-time students, or non-degree seeking students.

  • For more detailed information about graduation rates and statistics, click here.
  • For more detailed information about athletic graduation rates and statistics, click here
  • For full disclosure regarding financial assistance, contact Caron Surrett at caron@brevard.edu, or call 828.884.8261.
  • For full disclosure regarding the institution, contact Scott Sheffield at scotts@brevard.edu, or call 828.884.8312.
  • For full disclosure regarding graduation and completion rates, contact Juan Mascaro at mascarjc@brevard.edu, or call 828.884.8108.
  • For full disclosure regarding security policies and crime statistics, contact Stan Jacobsen at jacobssf@brevard.edu, or call 828.884.8381.

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