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.
School Highlights
  • Albany Technical College serves 3,640 students (51% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Albany Technical College is one of 2 community colleges within Dougherty County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to Albany Technical College is Darton State College (2.9 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 142 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Albany Technical College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty142 staff94 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Albany Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Albany Technical College diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,640 students2,588 students
Student:Teacher Ratio26:127:1
# Full-Time Students1,840 students1,115 students
# Part-Time Students1,800 students1,473 students
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Diversity Score0.370.65
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,800$29,600

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,746 is more than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 86% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,751 is more than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 82% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,746$3,413
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,751$7,181
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%93%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$9,456$12,000
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$3,972$5,500
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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