Aiken Technical College

  • Aiken Technical College is a public open-door two-year comprehensive institution of higher education established to provide the citizens of greater Aiken County opportunities for educational, economic, professional, social and personal development. The College educates and trains students to provide an effective work force to support economic growth and community stability through its focus on teaching and community service.

School Highlights

Aiken Technical College serves 2,236 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is same as the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 177 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
Aiken Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty177 staff142 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Aiken Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Aiken Technical College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,236 students1,682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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# Full-Time Students739 students739 students
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# Part-Time Students1,497 students943 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
8%
7%
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% Black
32%
25%
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% White
56%
53%
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
9%
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Diversity Score0.580.64
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College Completion Rate
21%
20%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,800$28,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,132 is less than the state average of $5,692. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,489 is less than the state average of $10,568. The out-state tuition has grown by 43% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,132$5,692
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,489$10,568
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,080$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,980$5,890
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • ATC is one of the 16 schools in the South Carolina Technical College System. Aiken Technical College designs its programs and activities to maximize your success. Academic programs, Distance Learning courses, continuing education through Workforce and Business Development and a variety of student activities — including men's basketball and women's fast-pitch softball —help assure a rich and valuable college experience. Classes for what is now Aiken Technical College began in temporary facilities in Aiken in the fall of 1972. One hundred and seventy-seven students enrolled in the first class of what was then the Aiken Technical Education Center. The current campus opened in the winter of 1973. Nearly three decades after its founding, ATC has grown into a multi-service, two-year comprehensive college offering numerous educational opportunities in college transfer credit and noncredit health, public service, business, industrial engineering and computer technology programs. The Health and Science Building, Dale Phelon Information Technology Center and the 700 Building provide students with access to labs and multi-media classrooms outfitted with state-of-the-art technology. The CSRA Manufacturing and Technology Training Center enables ATC to customize instruction to meet workforce needs for both new and existing companies. And our Academic Success Center and other campus resources help every student make the most of their college experience.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Aiken Technical College is Augusta Technical College (14.2 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,692 per year for in-state students and $10,568 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,258 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is Midlands Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.