Founded in 1927, UNC Asheville began as Buncombe County Junior College, which was part of the Buncombe County School System and was located in the new Biltmore High School. After the Great Depression, the college was renamed Asheville-Biltmore College. It became the first two-year college in North Carolina to receive state funds and is the originator of North Carolina’s community college system in 1957. And finally, in 1969, the institution joined the University of North Carolina System and rechartered. UNC Asheville students, within a diverse and inclusive community, experience liberal arts education at its best.
UNC Asheville offers bachelor's and master's degrees. Online degrees are available through UNC Online, the distance learning department of the entire UNC system.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges