Forsyth Technical Community College

Tel: (336)723-0371
9,331 students
Public institution
Forsyth Technical Community College is a comprehensive community college providing technical, transfer, adult basic education, corporate and continuing education programs, and support services that are innovative, flexible, and responsive to student and community needs. The college offers lifelong learning opportunities and support for diverse learners through both traditional and alternative delivery systems. The college also supports economic growth and opportunity through work force development and community development through partnerships with public and private sectors. Graduates of Forsyth Tech are technically skilled, regionally and globally oriented, and prepared for lifelong learning and full civic participation.
School Highlights:
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Forsyth Technical Community College serves 9,331 students (42.11% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 43%.
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Forsyth Technical Community College is the only community colleges within Forsyth County, NC.
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The nearest community college is Davidson County Community College (14.89 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 505 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
Forsyth Technical Community 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 505 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 9,331 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,331 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 3,929 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 5,402 students
1,017 students
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
% Black
29%
12%
% White
57%
57%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
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. 0.45 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,962 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,546 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,962 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,546 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 44%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Forsyth Tech's first classes began in the fall of 1960. Automotive mechanics, machine shop, electronics, and practical nursing were among the first course offerings at the new Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Industrial Education Center, Forsyth Tech's first name. In 1989, the College Transfer Program began which allowed the College to serve an even wider portion of the community. Forsyth Tech continues to look at training needs for the future. Forsyth Tech is currently a regional Cisco training academy and with the addition of the Thomas H. Davis iTEC (information technology education) Center, Forsyth Tech is providing a broad spectrum of technology training to the Northwest Piedmont utilizing traditional classroom and online courses to provide diverse technology training. Forsyth Tech is located in Winston-Salem North Carolina, part of the Piedmont Triad and serves Forsyth and Stokes Counties. Forsyth Tech is one of the largest community colleges in North Carolina and serves a large and growing segment of the population seeking to acquire career-oriented education to become more qualified and marketable in today's increasingly demanding workplace environment. Forsyth Tech has eight convenient locations and classes are offered on site in traditional classroom settings and through distance learning site options such as online, Telecourses, or interactive TV courses. The college offers 184 programs of study that lead to an associate's degree, certificate or diploma in a variety of fields, including healthcare, engineering technologies, business and office technologies, criminal justice, automotive repair, logistics management and biotechnology. Many students begin at Forsyth Tech and then continue on to a four-year college or university. Through our Corporate and Continuing Education Division, the college offers non-credit classes including computer training, yoga, foreign languages and basic landscaping. We also offer customized training for employers as well as services for entrepreneurs through the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center. Forsyth Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum and Practical Nursing curriculum are approved by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing. Respiratory Care and Medical Sonography are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Radiography and Radiation Therapy are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The Nuclear Medicine curriculum is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,422 per year for in-state students and $8,179 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,443 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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

North 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 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Robeson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.