Atlanta Technical College

1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
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  • Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, located in the city of Atlanta, is an accredited institution of higher education that provides affordable lifelong learning opportunities, associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, customized business and industry training, continuing education and other learning services using state-of-the-art technology. The integration of academics and applied career preparation to enhance student learning is essential in meeting the workforce demands and economic development needs of the people, businesses, and communities of Fulton and Clayton Counties. The strength of Atlanta rests in its citizens whose skills, values, and ethics make them a productive and competitive force. The men and women of Atlanta should be productive workers if the city and its environs are to attract new business and industry and strengthen existing companies that have enabled Atlanta to become the commercial hub of the entire Southeast. Atlanta Technical College believes that the positive results of a literate and technically competent citizenry will accelerate Atlanta's continued appeal to existing, expanding, new, and emerging businesses and industries and will in turn contribute to the economic and social growth of individuals living and working in and around Atlanta.

School Highlights

Atlanta Technical College serves 3,562 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 58%.

Top Rankings

Atlanta Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 172 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Atlanta Technical College(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty172 staff94 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Atlanta Technical College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Atlanta Technical College diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 41% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,562 students2,712 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:130:1
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# Full-Time Students1,303 students1,008 students
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# Part-Time Students2,259 students1,704 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
4%
7%
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% Black
87%
35%
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% White
3%
42%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
9%
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Diversity Score0.240.69
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College Completion Rate
44%
37%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,200$29,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,740 is less than the state average of $4,048. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,876 is less than the state average of $7,714. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,740$4,048
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,876$7,714
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,670$5,625
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Atlanta Technical College is Atlanta Metropolitan State College (0.3 miles away).
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