928 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA 31904
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • The mission of Columbus Technical College is to foster economic growth and development and to enhance the quality of life for the citizens in its region.

School Highlights

Columbus Technical College serves 2,999 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 53%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,999 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,496
  • Out-state tuition: $4,440
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Columbus Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 119 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Columbus 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
119 staff
209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Columbus Technical College has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Columbus Technical College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,999 students
2,328 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
944 students
882 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,055 students
1,518 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
249 students
245 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
944 students
940 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
71 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,055 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
6%
8%
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% Black
42%
31%
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% White
42%
47%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
3%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.64
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.3%
1.99%
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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)
$28,600
$29,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,496 is less than the state average of $3,488. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,440 is less than the state average of $7,256. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,496
$3,488
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,440
$7,256
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,126
$12,139
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,288
$5,500
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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

  • What was known as the Columbus Area Vocational-Technical School began classes on December 1, 1961, with 7 instructors and 39 students in a total of 8 technical or trade courses. The school was operated as a unit of the Muscogee County School District. In July of 1966, the Columbus Area Vocational-Technical School and the Muscogee Area Vocational-Technical School were combined under the name of Columbus Area Vocational-Technical School (Columbus Tech). A $500,000 expansion to the facility on 45th Street was completed in July 1967 making it possible to offer four new courses. Columbus Tech became affiliated with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1970 and was accredited December 12, 1972. Program offerings have continue to expand and now include 12 Associate Degree programs, 28 Diploma programs and 56 Technical Certificate of Credit programs. Associate Degree programs are offered in Accounting, Administrative Office Technology, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Care and Education, Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, Environmental Horticulture, Management and Supervisory Development, Paramedic Technology, Radiologic Technology, Secretarial Science, and Surgical Technology. Columbus Technical College has the responsibility of producing a more highly trained workforce. We do so by maintaining constant contact with leaders of business and industry to ensure that the training we provide will make the workforce in Columbus and the surrounding region competitive in a global market. The College is committed to its mission of workforce development and meeting the needs of our business and industry. Library - Media Services is located adjacent to Patrick Hall on the second floor. Materials in addition to books include periodicals, computers with Internet access, microform readers and printers, newspapers, computer software, and videotapes. Services include student orientation to the library, computerized circulation, computer searches online and via CD ROM, transmitting and receiving documents via fax, and interlibrary loan. Columbus Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate in Applied Technology degrees. Initial accreditation was granted in 1990, with reaffirmation of accreditation granted in 1995.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Columbus Technical College cost?

Columbus Technical College's tuition is approximately $2,496 for In-State students and $4,440 for Out-State students.

What is Columbus Technical College's ranking?

Columbus Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Georgia for: Least expensive tuition, Diversity in US community colleges and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,999 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,496
  • Out-state tuition: $4,440
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Verified school update

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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 higher than the national average of 0.00. 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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