Aiken Technical College

2276 Jefferson Davis Highway
Graniteville, SC 29829
Tel: (803)508-7263
2,583 students
Public institution
Aiken Technical College is a public open-door two-year comprehensive institution of higher education established to provide the citizens of greater Aiken County opportunities for educational, economic, professional, social and personal development. The College educates and trains students to provide an effective work force to support economic growth and community stability through its focus on teaching and community service.
School Highlights
Aiken Technical College serves 2,583 students (37% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Aiken Technical College is the only community colleges within Aiken County, SC.
The nearest community college is Augusta Technical College (14.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 122 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
College Aiken Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 122 staff
61 staff
Aiken Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,583 has declined by 5% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,583 students 1,315 students
Aiken Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 955 students
815 students
Aiken Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,628 students
1,061 students
Aiken Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Aiken Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Aiken Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Aiken Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Aiken Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Aiken Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Aiken Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Aiken Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
Aiken Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.53 0.70
Aiken Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,163 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,630 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,163 $5,590
Aiken Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,630 $10,086
Aiken Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • ATC is one of the 16 schools in the South Carolina Technical College System. Aiken Technical College designs its programs and activities to maximize your success. Academic programs, Distance Learning courses, continuing education through Workforce and Business Development and a variety of student activities — including men\'s basketball and women\'s fast-pitch softball —help assure a rich and valuable college experience. Classes for what is now Aiken Technical College began in temporary facilities in Aiken in the fall of 1972. One hundred and seventy-seven students enrolled in the first class of what was then the Aiken Technical Education Center. The current campus opened in the winter of 1973. Nearly three decades after its founding, ATC has grown into a multi-service, two-year comprehensive college offering numerous educational opportunities in college transfer credit and noncredit health, public service, business, industrial engineering and computer technology programs. The Health and Science Building, Dale Phelon Information Technology Center and the 700 Building provide students with access to labs and multi-media classrooms outfitted with state-of-the-art technology. The CSRA Manufacturing and Technology Training Center enables ATC to customize instruction to meet workforce needs for both new and existing companies. And our Academic Success Center and other campus resources help every student make the most of their college experience.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,378 students | 14.40 Mi3200 Augusta Tech Drive
    Augusta, GA 30906
  • 1,838 students | 43.70 Mi1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd
    Denmark, SC 29042
  • 1,020 students | 47.40 Mi465 James Brandt Blvd
    Allendale, SC 29810
  • 6,192 students | 49.40 Mi620 North Emerald Road
    Greenwood, SC 29646
  • 11,850 students | 50.50 Mi1260 Lexington Drive
    West Columbia, SC 29170
Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,761 per year for in-state students and $9,547 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,789 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.