Atlanta Metropolitan State College

1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-4448
Tel: (404)756-4000
  • Atlanta Metropolitan College, a two-year non-residential unit of the University System of Georgia, is committed to high standards of excellence while providing affordable, accessible, and relevant educational programs to a diverse student population. The College aims to provide excellence in teaching and ongoing academic support so that all of its students, faculty, and staff can enjoy opportunities for growth and success.
School Highlights
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College serves 2,977 students (51% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College is one of 8 community colleges within Fulton County, GA.
  • The nearest community college is Atlanta Technical College (0.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 98 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Atlanta Metropolitan State College (GA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 98 staff 98 staff
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,977 has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 112% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,977 students 2,485 students
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 27:1
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,504 students 1,092 students
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,473 students 1,393 students
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Atlanta Metropolitan State College White (2009-2016)
% Two or more races
Atlanta Metropolitan State College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Ethnicity Breakdown GA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.17 0.65
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2012)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $29,600 $30,100
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,058 is less than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,984 is more than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,058 $3,413
Atlanta Metropolitan State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,984 $7,181
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 93% 93%
Atlanta Metropolitan State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $8,500 $12,875
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,500 $5,574
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 69% 80%
Atlanta Metropolitan State College Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The programs of study offered by Atlanta Metropolitan College are of 2 major types: college transfer programs, and career programs. Transfer programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities upon the completion of two years of course work at the college. Transfer programs of study provide the freshman and sophomore years of academic coursework required for a bachelor's degree. Transfer programs lead to the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees. Career programs are designed for students who wish to complete a college program which will prepare them to enter employment at a level of competence requiring more than high school education, but less than a four-year college or university degree. Students who complete a career program receive the Associate of Applied Science degree. Students in certificate programs earn certificates. Students receive intensive tutorial support and have access to technology labs. The technology labs are equipped with software for electronic tutorials, Internet resources, word processing, multimedia software and support software relevant to each academic discipline. Atlanta Metropolitan College boasts one of the top athletic programs at the two-year collegiate level. We offer outstanding men's and women's basketball programs, as well as a spirited and highly recognized cheerleading squad. AMC now proudly offers courses for the Business Administration and Teacher Education programs at its new Instructional Site located at 34 Peachtree Street. The GAME/Center for Entrepreneurship aims to provide minorities who wish to start small businesses with the skills, training, services, resources, and referrals you need to successfully start and operate thriving business enterprises. We want to help you identify and intensify opportunities for your own business. Atlanta Metropolitan College offers fully accredited online courses and programs. Online courses are taught by the same professors who teach face-to-face to ensure that online courses have the same quality and student learning outcomes as those for on-campus courses.

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