601 E. Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • Guilford Technical Community College provides access to lifelong learning opportunities for personal growth, workforce productivity, and community service. We serve all the diverse segments of Guilford County's population, delivering quality educational programs and services, through partnerships with business, community groups, and other educational institutions.

School Highlights

Guilford Technical Community College serves 10,821 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,821 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,489
  • Out-state tuition: $8,633
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 54%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Guilford Technical Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 860 teachers has grown by 152% over five years.
Guilford Technical Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
860 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Guilford Technical Community College has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Guilford Technical Community College diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,821 students
2,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,146 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,675 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
759 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,146 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
6,675 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
5%
3%
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% Hispanic
10%
10%
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% Black
31%
18%
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% White
46%
60%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.68
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
27%
35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,500
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,489 is less than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,633 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,489
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,633
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
79%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,250
$11,865
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,100
$5,846
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • GTCC is an accredited two-year community college. It opened in 1958 with 50 students and two classes as the Guilford Industrial Education Center on the site of the Guilford County Tuberculosis Sanatorium, which operated from 1924 to 1955. Guilford Industrial Education Center's Board of Trustees was established on September 3, 1963. In 1965, when the school became Guilford Technical Institute (GTI), four members were added to the Board of Trustees. That same year, GTI was given authority to grant associate degrees. Campus locations can be found in Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, the Aviation Center at the Piedmont Triad International Airport, and the Small Business Center. GTCC offers certificates, one-year and two-year career-related programs, a two-year college transfer program, personal enrichment courses, a variety of adult education opportunities and training for business and industry. GTCC has given students a great start. Its affordable tuition, small class sizes, highly qualified faculty, personal attention, great job placement rate, convenient class times and locations, beautiful campuses, and wide variety of student services, combine to make the Guilford Tech experience one that works for students. Guilford Technical Community College is also accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Guilford Technical Community College cost?

Guilford Technical Community College's tuition is approximately $2,489 for In-State students and $8,633 for Out-State students.

What is Guilford Technical Community College's ranking?

Guilford Technical Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Diversity in US community colleges, Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,821 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,489
  • Out-state tuition: $8,633
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 54%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,531 per year for in-state students and $8,245 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,763 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Durham Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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