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 2,351 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 38%.
  • Aiken Technical College is the only community colleges within Aiken County, SC.
  • The nearest community college to Aiken Technical College is Georgia Military College-Augusta Campus (14.3 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Aiken Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty110 staff55 staff
Aiken Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Aiken Technical College has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Aiken Technical College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,351 students1,260 students
Aiken Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:128:1
Aiken Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students884 students726 students
Aiken Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,467 students534 students
Aiken Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Aiken Technical College Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Aiken Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2013-2016)
% Asian
-
1%
Aiken Technical College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
3%
Aiken Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
31%
27%
Aiken Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
62%
62%
Aiken Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
4%
Aiken Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.520.54
Aiken Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
11%
12%
Aiken Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,800$28,900
Aiken Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,132 is less than the state average of $6,284. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,489 is less than the state average of $10,399. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,132$6,284
Aiken Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,489$10,399
Aiken Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%93%
Aiken Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,625$14,979
Aiken Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,709$5,500
Aiken Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,284 per year for in-state students and $10,399 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 62%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.