Albany Technical College
- Albany Tech traces its roots back to 1961 when it was established as the Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School enrolling 175 students. Shortly thereafter, the Albany Area Vocational-Technical School was built, and in 1972 the two schools were merged in the current location. Albany Tech has adult learning centers in all seven of its service delivery counties. Today, more than 3,000 full-time students are enrolled in credit programs per quarter. Another 2,500 are enrolled part-time and in seminars, continuing education courses, teleconferences and customized business training. Albany Technical College, a public post-secondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia, provides technical education and training support for evolving workforce development needs of Southwest Georgia. To accomplish this mission, the College utilizes traditional and distance learning methods. The following purposes of Albany Tech are based on the concept that education benefits individuals, businesses and the community to provide quality competency-based associate degree, diploma and technical certificates of credit programs that prepare students for employment in business, technical sciences, health care technology, personal services and industrial careers; and to provide basic adult education and development programs to help adults improve life skills and prepare for continued education and training.
- The teacher population of 142 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Albany Technical College||(GA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||142 staff||94 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,640 students||2,588 students|
|# Full-Time Students||1,840 students||1,115 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,800 students||1,473 students|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2015)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$24,800||$29,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- College Location Mi. Students
- 5,623 students | 3.10 Mi2400 Gillionville Rd
Albany,  GA  31707
- 2,071 students | 34.40 Mi800 Veterans Parkway North
Moultrie,  GA  31788
- 3,458 students | 38.50 Mi2802 Moore Hwy
Tifton,  GA  31793
- 1,658 students | 38.90 Mi900 South GA Tech Parkway
Americus,  GA  31709
- 303 students | 39.70 Mi501College St
Cuthbert,  GA  39840
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.