- North Metro Technical College in Acworth is now part of the newly formed Chattahoochee Technical College. Beginning on July 1, 2009, The Appalachian, Chattahoochee, and North Metro Technical Colleges merged to form one institution and became the leading post secondary technical college in Georgia. NMTC is known as the North Metro campus of Chattahoochee Technical College. The new Chattahoochee Tech serves over 10,000 students from eight campuses spread over six North Georgia counties. The other campus names are: Appalachian Campus, Canton Campus, Marietta Campus, Mountain View Campus, Paulding Campus, South Cobb Campus, and Woodstock Campus.
|North Metro Technical College||(GA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associates--Public Suburban-serving Sing||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||At least 2 years but < 4 years||At least 2 years but < 4 years|
|Total Enrollment||2,512 students||2,485 students|
|% Unknown races||
|Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.||0.00||0.65|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid||80%||93%|
|Median Debt for Graduates||-||$12,875|
|Median Debt for Dropouts||-||$5,574|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- College Location Mi. Students
383 students | 5.20 Mi2065 ITT Tech Way N.W.
Kennesaw,  GA  30144
9,942 students | 8.90 Mi980 S Cobb Drive Dr SE
Marietta,  GA  30060
642 students | 16.40 Mi2108 Cobb Parkway
Smyrna,  GA  30080
247 students | 16.40 Mi2359 Windy Hill Road
Marietta,  GA  30067
1,422 students | 17.60 Mi7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska,  GA  30183
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