Western Carolina has offered degree programs in Asheville for more than 80 years. In 2012, the university relocated its Asheville instructional site to Biltmore Park Town Square and began an ongoing expansion of offerings. WCU’s Asheville location focuses on professional and graduate degrees for working students, partnering with local industry to provide education and training in the most in-demand fields.
WCU offers a wide variety of graduate degrees at Biltmore Park with a focus on professional, evening programs designed with the working student in mind.
Bachelor’s programs in engineering and nursing are available with flexible class schedules, allowing students to complete their degree without sacrificing their careers.
WCU partners with regional industry to provide professional development at Biltmore Park, including CPE credits for various professions.
Ann Crosby, a certified registered nurse anesthetist found inspiration for her career during a difficult time and Western Carolina University helped provide the means for her goals.
Sarah Carpenter is a firm believer in paying it forward, which is why she and her husband make it point to always give back to their community. So, when Carpenter recently learned she was the recipient of the Fullerton Medical Scholarship Award, the Western Carolina University nurse practitioner graduate student said it was a result of her commitment to giving.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics routinely publishes data showing that an individual’s earning power is increased with additional education – not to mention the possibility of more stable employment. As we enter 2021, professionals in and around the Asheville area will be finding ways to further skills and talents, update their credentials, and stand out among peers in a competitive job market through continued learning and graduate programs.
Biltmore Park offers multiple simulation labs for health professionals in WCU’s Asheville-based programs including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Family Nurse Practitioner degree, the Nurse Anesthesia degree, and our Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
Biltmore Park offers engineering labs to support WCU's Asheville-based Bachelor of Engineering with a Mechanical Focus program and distance Bachelor of Engineering Technology program.
Biltmore Park offers a 14 seat conference room and two classrooms featuring full virtual event abilities through Zoom©.