Columbus Technical College

  • 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 3,594 students (34% 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 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Columbus Technical College is one of 2 community colleges within Muscogee County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to Columbus Technical College is Georgia Military College-Columbus Campus (5.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Columbus Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges 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.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty119 staff94 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Columbus Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Columbus Technical College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,594 students2,588 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,220 students1,115 students
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# Part-Time Students2,374 students1,473 students
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
5%
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% Black
44%
33%
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% White
44%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
9%
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Diversity Score0.610.65
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College Completion Rate
21%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,600$29,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,496 is less than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,440 is less than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,496$3,413
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,440$7,181
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,999$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,680$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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