Forrest College

Tel: (8.6)422-5765
135 students
Private for-profit

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The mission of Forrest Junior College is to provide an environment that inspires students to more fully develop the confidence to reach their personal and professional goals. The college strives to attain its mission by providing appropriate educational experiences that stress personal and academic goal attainment and emphasize the importance of learning as a life-long process through both individual and group work.
School Highlights:
Forrest College serves 135 students (72% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Forrest College is one of 2 community colleges within Anderson County, SC.
The nearest community college is Tri-County Technical College (13.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 6 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
Forrest 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 Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 6 staff
60 staff
Forrest College Total Faculty (2007-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 135 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment
135 students
1,266 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
97 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 38 students
1,017 students
Forrest College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Forrest College sch enrollment Forrest College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Forrest College Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
30%
12%
Forrest College Black (2006-2013)
% White
68%
57%
Forrest College White (2006-2013)
Forrest College sch ethnicity Forrest College sta ethnicity
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. 0.44 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $9,420 is more than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,420 is less than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $9,420 $5,740
Forrest College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,420 $10,260
Forrest College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
89%
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Forrest Junior College was founded in January 1946 by Mr. R.C. Carr. and was known at that time as the Carolina School of Commerce. The College was located on East Benson Street. Mr. Charles M. Forrest purchased the school in 1951 and, in 1954 the College moved to 500 North McDuffie Street. In 1963, a new facility was constructed and opened at its present location at 601 E River Street. The new facility became known as Forrest College. In April 1985, John Re, Ph.D., and Charles Palmer, Jr., M.Ed., purchased Forrest College, and in March 1989, changed its name to Forrest Junior College. Forrest Junior College is located at 601 E. River Street in Anderson, SC. The institution offers an associate degree program with nine areas of specialization, as well as a number of diploma programs. The College is different from traditional junior colleges in a number of ways. Our classes are small. Consequently, our students receive more individualized instruction and attention. Age is not relevant at FJC, with students ranging from the teens through the seventies. The College offers Associate Degree in Accounting, Computer Information Services, Early Childhood Development, Legal Assisting/Paralegal Studies, Legal Office Administration and Medical Office Administration. Diploma Programs offered by the College includes Administrative Office Assistant, Bookkeeper, Managed Care Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Assistant and Medical Office Assistant. Forrest Junior College is accredited as a junior college by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national professional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. In addition, the College has program accreditation for its Medical Assisting Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

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Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Pendleton Tri-County Technical College
    Public
    7900 U.S. Hwy 76
    Pendleton, SC 29670
    (864)646-1500
    13.2  Mi  |  6556  students
  • Greenville Virginia College-Greenville
    Private for-profit
    78 Global Dr Ste 200
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864)679-4922
    27.4  Mi  |  344  students
  • Greenville Greenville Technical College
    Public
    738 S Pleasantburg Dr
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864)250-8000
    27.4  Mi  |  12087  students
  • Greenville Brown Mackie College-Greenville
    Private for-profit
    Two Liberty Square 75 Beattie Place Ste 100
    Greenville, SC 29601
    (864)239-5300
    28.2  Mi  |  787  students
  • Greenville ITT Technical Institute-Greenville
    Private for-profit
    Six Independence Pointe
    Greenville, SC 29615
    (864)288-0777
    30.3  Mi  |  398  students
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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,589 per year for in-state students and $8,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 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 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is ITT Technical Institute-Columbia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.