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.
- The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Aiken Technical College||(SC) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||110 staff||55 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,351 students||1,260 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||21:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||884 students||726 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,467 students||534 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$28,800||$28,900|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Aiken Technical College is Georgia Military College-Augusta Campus (14.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- n/a students | 14.30 Mi115 Davis Road
Augusta,  GA  30907
- 4,269 students | 14.40 Mi3200 Augusta Tech Drive
Augusta,  GA  30906
- 1,678 students | 43.70 Mi1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd
Denmark,  SC  29042
- 1,076 students | 47.40 Mi465 James Brandt Blvd
Allendale,  SC  29810
- 5,694 students | 49.40 Mi620 North Emerald Road
Greenwood,  SC  29646
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