Columbus Technical College

928 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA 31904
Tel: (706)649-1800
3,735 students
Public institution

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The mission of Columbus Technical College is to foster economic growth and development and to enhance the quality of life for the citizens in its region.
School Highlights:
Columbus Technical College serves 3,735 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Columbus Technical College is the only community colleges within Muscogee County, GA.
The nearest community college is Chattahoochee Valley Community College (6.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 124 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Columbus 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 124 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,735 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,735 students
1,282 students
Columbus Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
22:1
Columbus Technical College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,425 students
810 students
Columbus Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,310 students
1,017 students
Columbus Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Columbus Technical College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
4%
7%
% Black
48%
12%
Columbus Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
41%
57%
Columbus Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Columbus Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Columbus Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
Columbus 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. 0.61 0.53
Columbus Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,529 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has declined by 38% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $2,804 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 39% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,529 $5,742
Columbus Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $2,804 $10,294
Columbus Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
89%
Columbus Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

What was known as the Columbus Area Vocational-Technical School began classes on December 1, 1961, with 7 instructors and 39 students in a total of 8 technical or trade courses. The school was operated as a unit of the Muscogee County School District. In July of 1966, the Columbus Area Vocational-Technical School and the Muscogee Area Vocational-Technical School were combined under the name of Columbus Area Vocational-Technical School (Columbus Tech). A $500,000 expansion to the facility on 45th Street was completed in July 1967 making it possible to offer four new courses. Columbus Tech became affiliated with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1970 and was accredited December 12, 1972. Program offerings have continue to expand and now include 12 Associate Degree programs, 28 Diploma programs and 56 Technical Certificate of Credit programs. Associate Degree programs are offered in Accounting, Administrative Office Technology, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Care and Education, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, Environmental Horticulture, Management and Supervisory Development, Paramedic Technology, Radiologic Technology, Secretarial Science, and Surgical Technology. Columbus Technical College has the responsibility of producing a more highly trained workforce. We do so by maintaining constant contact with leaders of business and industry to ensure that the training we provide will make the workforce in Columbus and the surrounding region competitive in a global market. The College is committed to its mission of workforce development and meeting the needs of our business and industry. Library - Media Services is located adjacent to Patrick Hall on the second floor. Materials in addition to books include periodicals, computers with Internet access, microform readers and printers, newspapers, computer software, and videotapes. Services include student orientation to the library, computerized circulation, computer searches online and via CD ROM, transmitting and receiving documents via fax, and interlibrary loan. Columbus Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Applied Technology degrees. Initial accreditation was granted in 1990, with reaffirmation of accreditation granted in 1995.

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