Athens Technical College

800 U.S. Hwy 29 North, Athens
GA, 30601
Tel: (706)355-5000
4,380 students
Public institution

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Our purpose is to provide a comprehensive educational program designed to enhance the ability of our students to participate in Georgia’s development. To accomplish this purpose we facilitate public adult education programs to improve general population and workforce literacy levels; provide courses and programs that enable students to pursue the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to obtain initial employment; offer a general education curriculum to encourage students to develop intellectual, personal, and social values and an understanding of society; sponsor co-curricular activities to assist students in the development of leadership, scholarship, and fellowship traits; and conduct continuing education and training to enable individuals to acquire and maintain advanced levels of competency and pursue their personal and career development.
School Highlights:
Athens Technical College serves 4,380 students (28% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Athens Technical College is the only community colleges within Clarke County, GA.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Athens Technical College 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

Student Body

The student population of 4,380 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,380 students
1,287 students
Athens Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,208 students
832 students
Athens Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 3,172 students
1,021 students
Athens Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Athens Technical College sch enrollment Athens Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Athens Technical College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Athens Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
26%
12%
Athens Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
65%
66%
Athens Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Athens Technical College sch ethnicity Athens Technical 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. 0.51 0.45
Athens Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,230 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 32% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,150 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 32% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,230 $5,940
Athens Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,150 $10,072
Athens Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The Clarke County School District and the Georgia Department of Education established Athens Technical College in 1958 and operated the institution for 28 years as Athens Area Vocational- Technical School. The institution initially held classes in former army barracks on Pope Street in downtown Athens and in classrooms in the Winterville community. In 1966, the institution relocated to a new facility on U.S. Highway 29 North, just three miles from downtown Athens. The institution acquired 10 additional acres of land and an 8,000-square-foot building directly across U.S. Highway 29 North from the Athens Campus in 2000. This facility houses an adult learning laboratory, the Job Quest Center, and services for special populations. In May 2003, construction began on a new 41,000-square-foot Business/Information Technology Building on the north end of the Athens Campus. The building will provide 18 classrooms, a lecture hall, instructional technology and computer network centers, and offices for faculty in the Division of Business and Personal/Public Services. For the past 46 years, Athens Technical College has served the citizens of its surrounding ten-county service area by providing quality educational programs. Whether your goal is to earn a certificate, diploma, or associate degree, ATC has over 32 programs and 53 Technical Certificates of Credit in business, health, technical, and manufacturing-related majors. ATC offers many courses through distance learning delivery systems, and the College is noted for its application and integration of technology into the teaching/learning process. Athens 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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