• 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 4,294 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,294 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,684
  • Out-state tuition: $4,820
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 361 teachers has grown by 72% over five years.
Athens Technical College
(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
361 staff
209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Athens Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Athens Technical College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,294 students
2,400 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
872 students
882 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,422 students
1,518 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
284 students
245 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
872 students
940 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
71 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,422 students
1,740 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
37 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
654 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
9%
8%
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% Black
17%
31%
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% White
66%
47%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.53
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
37%
44%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,400
$29,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,684 is less than the state average of $3,488. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,820 is less than the state average of $7,256. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,684
$3,488
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,820
$7,256
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$12,139
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
Acceptance Rate
n/a
79%
SAT Reading
n/a
465
SAT Math
n/a
450
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Athens Technical College cost?

Athens Technical College's tuition is approximately $2,684 for In-State students and $4,820 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,294 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,684
  • Out-state tuition: $4,820
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,488 per year for in-state students and $7,256 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,183 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Sanford-Brown College-Atlanta. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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