Savannah Technical College

5717 White Bluff Rd
Savannah, GA 31405
Tel: (912)443-5700
4,787 students
Public institution
Savannah Technical College is committed to meeting the dynamic economic and workforce development needs of individuals, employers, and communities by creating opportunities through market-driven technical education.
School Highlights:
Savannah Technical College serves 4,787 students (36.83% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is equalto than the community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.
Savannah Technical College is one of 2 community colleges within Chatham County, GA.
The nearest community college is South University-Savannah (1.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 160 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
College Savannah Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 160 staff
61 staff
Savannah Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,787 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,787 students 1,296 students
Savannah Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
Savannah Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,763 students
810 students
Savannah Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,024 students
1,036 students
Savannah Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Savannah Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Savannah Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Savannah Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Savannah Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Savannah Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Savannah Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Non Resident races
Savannah Technical College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Savannah 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. 0.60 0.53
Savannah Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,508 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,548 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,508 $5,694
Savannah Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,548 $10,252
Savannah Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
Savannah Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • In the spring of 1929, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, the oldest business organization in the State of Georgia, engaged the Savannah Board of Public Education in discussions surrounding the need for a trained workforce to support the growing industrial economy of coastal Georgia. By fall, the Savannah Board of Public Education in cooperation with the business community opened the Opportunity School on Wright Square at Bull Street. The Opportunity School was established to train young men with the skills necessary to work in the new industrial age. In 1967, The Savannah Area Vocational-Technical School was officially dedicated to serve a five county region of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. Savannah Technical College offers more than fifty Associate Degree, diploma and certificate programs for you to choose from ranging from computer information systems to early childhood education, from surgical technology to automotive technology and from accounting to aircraft structural assembly. Savannah Technical College offers programs for those just starting on a career, for those starting over or for those just taking the next step in their education. We offer a wide range of services and programs that are designed to meet your needs. Whether it's brushing up on basic skills, upgrading your knowledge and experience for an existing job, or retooling for a new career, you can find just what you're looking for at our campuses Savannah and Liberty County. Savannah Technical College is a great value and it's easily affordable. With a variety of financial assistance programs available, you can get started today. For many Georgia residents and military personnel and dependants, the HOPE Scholarship and HOPE Grant cover the cost of tuition, fees and books. Federal PELL grants, VA assistance, private scholarships and college-work study round out the options for financial aid. Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to award the associate degree.

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For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,667 per year for in-state students and $6,081 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,393 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Georgia is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.