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:
Southwest Georgia Technical College serves 1,539 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Southwest Georgia Technical College is the only community colleges within Thomas County, GA.
The nearest community college is Moultrie Technical College (25.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
College 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
61 staff
Southwest Georgia Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,539 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 national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,539 students 1,296 students
Southwest Georgia Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
21:1
Southwest Georgia Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 444 students
814 students
Southwest Georgia Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,095 students
1,040 students
Southwest Georgia Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Southwest Georgia Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Southwest Georgia Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
Southwest Georgia Technical College Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
21%
Southwest Georgia Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
30%
15%
Southwest Georgia Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
65%
51%
Southwest Georgia Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Southwest Georgia 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. 0.49 0.68
Southwest Georgia Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,484 is less than the state average of $5,660. 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 $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,484 $5,660
Southwest Georgia Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,524 $10,250
Southwest Georgia Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93%
89%
Southwest Georgia Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
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.

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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 0.66, 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.