Athens Technical College

800 U.S. Hwy 29 North
Athens, GA 30601-0000
Tel: (706)355-5000
  • Our purpose is to provide a comprehensive educational program designed to enhance the ability of our students to participate in Georgia’s development. To accomplish this purpose we facilitate public adult education programs to improve general population and workforce literacy levels; provide courses and programs that enable students to pursue the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to obtain initial employment; offer a general education curriculum to encourage students to develop intellectual, personal, and social values and an understanding of society; sponsor co-curricular activities to assist students in the development of leadership, scholarship, and fellowship traits; and conduct continuing education and training to enable individuals to acquire and maintain advanced levels of competency and pursue their personal and career development.
School Highlights
  • Athens Technical College serves 4,336 students (26% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Athens Technical College is the only community colleges within Clarke County, GA.
  • The nearest community college is Lanier Technical College (34.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 209 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Athens Technical College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty209 staff94 staff
Athens Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,336 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,336 students2,588 students
Athens Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:127:1
Athens Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,115 students1,115 students
Athens Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,221 students1,473 students
Athens Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Athens Technical College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
3%
Athens Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
5%
Athens Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
20%
33%
Athens Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
67%
48%
Athens Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
6%
9%
Athens Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown GA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.510.65
Athens Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
27%
29%
Athens Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,400$30,100
Athens Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,684 is less than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,820 is less than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,684$3,413
Athens Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,820$7,181
Athens Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%93%
Athens Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Clarke County School District and the Georgia Department of Education established Athens Technical College in 1958 and operated the institution for 28 years as Athens Area Vocational- Technical School. The institution initially held classes in former army barracks on Pope Street in downtown Athens and in classrooms in the Winterville community. In 1966, the institution relocated to a new facility on U.S. Highway 29 North, just three miles from downtown Athens. The institution acquired 10 additional acres of land and an 8,000-square-foot building directly across U.S. Highway 29 North from the Athens Campus in 2000. This facility houses an adult learning laboratory, the Job Quest Center, and services for special populations. In May 2003, construction began on a new 41,000-square-foot Business/Information Technology Building on the north end of the Athens Campus. The building will provide 18 classrooms, a lecture hall, instructional technology and computer network centers, and offices for faculty in the Division of Business and Personal/Public Services. For the past 46 years, Athens Technical College has served the citizens of its surrounding ten-county service area by providing quality educational programs. Whether your goal is to earn a certificate, diploma, or associate degree, ATC has over 32 programs and 53 Technical Certificates of Credit in business, health, technical, and manufacturing-related majors. ATC offers many courses through distance learning delivery systems, and the College is noted for its application and integration of technology into the teaching/learning process. Athens Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.