Forsyth Technical Community College

2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston Salem, NC 27103-5197
Tel: (336)723-0371
9,148 students
Public institution
  • Forsyth Technical Community College is a comprehensive community college providing technical, transfer, adult basic education, corporate and continuing education programs, and support services that are innovative, flexible, and responsive to student and community needs. The college offers lifelong learning opportunities and support for diverse learners through both traditional and alternative delivery systems. The college also supports economic growth and opportunity through work force development and community development through partnerships with public and private sectors. Graduates of Forsyth Tech are technically skilled, regionally and globally oriented, and prepared for lifelong learning and full civic participation.
School Highlights
Forsyth Technical Community College serves 9,148 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Forsyth Technical Community College is the only community colleges within Forsyth County, NC.
The nearest community college is Davidson County Community College (14.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 519 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Forsyth Technical Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 519 staff 122 staff
Forsyth Technical Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 9,148 has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,148 students 2,069 students
Forsyth Technical Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 20:1
Forsyth Technical Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,726 students 967 students
Forsyth Technical Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 5,422 students 1,306 students
Forsyth Technical Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Forsyth Technical Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Forsyth Technical Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Forsyth Technical Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Forsyth Technical Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Forsyth Technical Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Forsyth Technical Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Forsyth Technical Community College More (2012-2014)
% Unknown races
Forsyth Technical Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.52 0.55
Forsyth Technical Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,728 is less than the state average of $2,281. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,336 is less than the state average of $8,425. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,728 $2,281
Forsyth Technical Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,336 $8,425
Forsyth Technical Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 79% 79%
Forsyth Technical Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Forsyth Tech's first classes began in the fall of 1960. Automotive mechanics, machine shop, electronics, and practical nursing were among the first course offerings at the new Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Industrial Education Center, Forsyth Tech's first name. In 1989, the College Transfer Program began which allowed the College to serve an even wider portion of the community. Forsyth Tech continues to look at training needs for the future. Forsyth Tech is currently a regional Cisco training academy and with the addition of the Thomas H. Davis iTEC (information technology education) Center, Forsyth Tech is providing a broad spectrum of technology training to the Northwest Piedmont utilizing traditional classroom and online courses to provide diverse technology training. Forsyth Tech is located in Winston-Salem North Carolina, part of the Piedmont Triad and serves Forsyth and Stokes Counties. Forsyth Tech is one of the largest community colleges in North Carolina and serves a large and growing segment of the population seeking to acquire career-oriented education to become more qualified and marketable in today's increasingly demanding workplace environment. Forsyth Tech has eight convenient locations and classes are offered on site in traditional classroom settings and through distance learning site options such as online, Telecourses, or interactive TV courses. The college offers 184 programs of study that lead to an associate's degree, certificate or diploma in a variety of fields, including healthcare, engineering technologies, business and office technologies, criminal justice, automotive repair, logistics management and biotechnology. Many students begin at Forsyth Tech and then continue on to a four-year college or university. Through our Corporate and Continuing Education Division, the college offers non-credit classes including computer training, yoga, foreign languages and basic landscaping. We also offer customized training for employers as well as services for entrepreneurs through the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center. Forsyth Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum and Practical Nursing curriculum are approved by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing. Respiratory Care and Medical Sonography are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Radiography and Radiation Therapy are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The Nuclear Medicine curriculum is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,281 per year for in-state students and $8,425 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,944 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.