Guilford Technical Community College

  • 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 12,430 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Guilford Technical Community College is the only community colleges within Guilford County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Guilford Technical Community College is Davidson County Community College (17.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Guilford Technical Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 341 teachers has declined by 41% over five years.
Guilford Technical Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty341 staff139 staff
Guilford Technical Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Guilford Technical Community College has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Guilford Technical Community College diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment12,430 students2,380 students
Guilford Technical Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio36:119:1
Guilford Technical Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,783 students1,019 students
Guilford Technical Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students6,647 students1,361 students
Guilford Technical Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Guilford Technical Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Guilford Technical Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Guilford Technical Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Guilford Technical Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Guilford Technical Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Guilford Technical Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Guilford Technical Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.600.56
Guilford Technical Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Guilford Technical Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,500$27,500
Guilford Technical Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,489 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,633 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,489$3,911
Guilford Technical Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,633$9,514
Guilford Technical Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%78%
Guilford Technical Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$18,450$10,500
Guilford Technical Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,000
Guilford Technical Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 4,102 students | 17.30 Mi297 Davidson Community College Rd
    Thomasville NC  27360
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    Winston Salem NC  27103
  • 2,771 students | 23.00 Mi629 Industrial Pk Ave
    Asheboro NC  27205
  • 1,597 students | 27.60 MiHwy 65w County Home Rd
    Wentworth NC  27375
  • 4,437 students | 31.60 Mi1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
    Graham NC  27253
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,911 per year for in-state students and $9,514 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,515 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.56, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Fayetteville Technical Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.