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Haywood Community College Overview

Haywood Community College is a public institution located in Clyde, North Carolina. The suburban atmosphere of Clyde makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Haywood Community College Known For?

777 Undergraduate Awards
  • Haywood Community College has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Haywood Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 27% of the faculty were full-time.

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Haywood Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Haywood Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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#7 Most Popular Natural Resources & Conservation Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#100 Most Popular Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Haywood Community College?

Location of Haywood Community College

Contact details for Haywood Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721-9901
Phone: 828-627-2821

How Do I Get Into Haywood Community College?

You can apply to Haywood Community College online at:

Haywood Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Haywood Community College?

2% Take Out Loans
17.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Haywood Community College, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $5,717 a year. That adds up to $22,868 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Haywood Community College is 17.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Haywood Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

601 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,632 undergraduate students at Haywood Community College, with 601 being full-time and 1,031 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Haywood Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 601 full-time undergraduates at Haywood Community College, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Haywood Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Haywood Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Haywood Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 516
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 42

Online Learning at Haywood Community College

628 Took All Classes Online
1,173 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,173 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Haywood Community College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 51st most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Haywood Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Haywood Community College was -0.5%. This is the #2,237 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Haywood Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Haywood Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 57%
Business Administration & Management 65%
Business, Management & Marketing 60%
Computer Information Systems 29%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 29%
Education 10%
Educational Administration 70%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 29%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Haywood Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Haywood Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Development & Family Studies #142
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #169
Teacher Education Grade Specific #272
Accounting #288
Criminal Justice & Corrections #403
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #456

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Haywood Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 153 5 4 162
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 99 0 99
Teacher Education Grade Specific 27 40 0 67
Precision Metal Working 33 11 6 50
Nursing 0 44 0 44
Business Administration & Management 28 9 6 43
Accounting 23 7 7 37
Forestry 15 20 0 35
Health & Medical Administrative Services 11 12 11 34
Human Development & Family Studies 28 0 0 28
Electronics Engineering Technology 18 3 4 25
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 19 0 3 22
Criminal Justice & Corrections 18 3 0 21
Fine & Studio Arts 1 8 12 21
Educational Administration 20 0 0 20
Wildlife Management 0 17 0 17
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 7 3 2 12
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 0 2 9 11
Cosmetology 0 2 6 8
Computer Information Systems 6 0 1 7
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 7 0 7
Horticulture 2 0 1 3
General Engineering 0 3 0 3
Computer Systems Networking 0 1 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 409 296 72 777


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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