Southern Crescent Technical College

Tel: (770)228-7348
5,185 students
Public institution
Griffin Technical College is a public, accredited two-year postsecondary college that provides accessible, quality educational programs and services. Griffin Tech provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for initial employment; offers continuing education and training to acquire advanced levels of competency; offers a general education curriculum that encourages intellectual, personal, and social values; sponsors co-curricular activities to assist in the development of leadership traits; and facilitates public adult education programs to improve general population and workforce literacy levels.
School Highlights
Southern Crescent Technical College serves 5,185 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Southern Crescent Technical College is the only community colleges within Spalding County, GA.
The nearest community college is Gordon State College (16.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 164 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
College Southern Crescent 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 164 staff
61 staff
Southern Crescent Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,185 has grown by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,185 students 1,315 students
Southern Crescent Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1
Southern Crescent Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,179 students
815 students
Southern Crescent Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,006 students
1,061 students
Southern Crescent Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Southern Crescent Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Southern Crescent Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Southern Crescent Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Southern Crescent Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Southern Crescent Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Southern Crescent Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Southern Crescent Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
Southern Crescent 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. 0.55 0.70
Southern Crescent Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,593 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 102% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,418 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 96% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,593 $5,590
Southern Crescent Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,418 $10,086
Southern Crescent Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Southern Crescent Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Griffin Technical College traces its roots to September of 1963 when students began attending classes in temporary quarters of the Griffin-Spalding County Area Vocational Technical School, under the supervision of the Georgia Department of Education. The first 48,000 square foot building was completed in 1966. The school was expanded in 1978 with the addition of 18,748 square feet of classroom space. In August of 1990, Griffin Tech dedicated a new facility, a 26,000 square foot office, classroom and lecture hall addition. In the spring of 1995, the new Academic Building provided 15,297 square feet of additional classroom and office space. In September 1995, seven acres were acquired from the City of Griffin, and in February 1997, an additional 7.49 acres vacated by the Georgia State Patrol Station was acquired providing an additional 7,223 square feet of classroom and office space. Griffin Tech's general education core courses are designed to allow students to develop and demonstrate their reading, writing, oral communication, and fundamental mathematical skills. Griffin Tech constantly updates the contents of its technical courses and acquires modern equipment for use in the classrooms and labs. Students are taught by instructors who strive to stay current in their field. The Academic Affairs Division offers 27 degree programs, 35 diploma programs, and 78 technical certificates of credit programs. New programs are implemented as needed and as resources become available. Our goal is to stay abreast of these needs and to offer students a wide range of occupational programs. Surveys and needs analyses are conducted periodically to validate programs in demand by our service area businesses and industries and our students. Griffin 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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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,969 per year for in-state students and $6,303 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,315 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Georgia is The Art Institute of Atlanta. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.