Southwest Georgia Technical College

15689 US Hwy 19 North
Thomasville, GA 31792
Tel: (229)225-4096
1,539 students
Public institution
Southwest Georgia Technical College is a public two-year technical college with the mission to provide high quality educational courses, services, and training programs through both distance and traditional delivery methods. These programs, courses, and services are provided to develop individual skills and abilities, to provide for intellectual and career development, and to meet the needs of business and industry. Achievement of this mission promotes economic growth and development and improves the quality of life for individuals and the community.
School Highlights:
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Southwest Georgia Technical College serves 1,539 students (28.85% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
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Southwest Georgia Technical College is the only community colleges within Thomas County, GA.
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The nearest community college is Moultrie Technical College (25.45 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Southwest Georgia 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 68 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,539 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,539 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 444 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 1,095 students
1,017 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
% Black
30%
12%
% White
65%
57%
% Two or more races
1% 2%
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. 0.49 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,484 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,524 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,484 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,524 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Southwest Georgia Technical College is a public two-year technical college with the mission to provide high quality educational courses, services, and training programs through both distance and traditional delivery methods. These programs, courses, and services are provided to develop individual skills and abilities, to provide for intellectual and career development, and to meet the needs of business and industry. Achievement of this mission promotes economic growth and development and improves the quality of life for individuals and the community. Education at Southwest Georgia Technical College moves with the speed of life, and we understand that life can sometimes change suddenly. Our Adult Education Program is designed for those individuals who need assistance with basic academic skills. Flexible programs with non-traditional classroom hours are offered so that we can meet the needs of most anyone's schedule. Our services include instruction in basic skills, GED preparation and testing, COMPASS test preparation, health literacy, and the English as a Second Language program. Classes are available at no charge to adults and are conveniently held in Thomas, Grady and Mitchell Counties. The Library/Media Services Center is located in the Sewell Building. The Center's collection of books, media, and journals supports the curriculum, as well as leisure reading interests. The strength of the collection lies in the medical, business, and technical areas. Computers are available and include general applications, Internet access, reference, an online catalog, and tutorials. Southwest Georgia Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Technical Certificates of Credit.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Moultrie
    800 Veterans Parkway North
    MoultrieGA 31788
    (229)891-7000
    25.45 Mi | 2,061 students
  • Bainbridge
    2500 E Shotwell St
    BainbridgeGA 39819
    (866)825-1715
    35.30 Mi | 2,705 students
  • Valdosta
    4089 Val Tech Rd
    ValdostaGA 31602
    (229)333-2100
    35.45 Mi | 3,927 students
  • Tallahassee
    444 Appleyard Dr
    TallahasseeFL 32304
    (850)201-6200
    37.29 Mi | 13,477 students
  • Madison
    325 NW Turner Davis Dr
    MadisonFL 32340
    (850)973-2288
    41.10 Mi | 1,179 students
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Did You Know?
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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett College-Lilburn. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.