Savannah Technical College

  • Savannah Technical College is committed to meeting the dynamic economic and workforce development needs of individuals, employers, and communities by creating opportunities through market-driven technical education.
School Highlights
  • Savannah Technical College serves 4,644 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Savannah Technical College is the only community colleges within Chatham County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to Savannah Technical College is University of South Carolina-Beaufort (21.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Savannah Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 183 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Savannah Technical College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty183 staff94 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Savannah Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Savannah Technical College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,644 students2,588 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,520 students1,115 students
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# Part-Time Students3,124 students1,473 students
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
44%
33%
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% White
46%
48%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.590.65
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College Completion Rate
29%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,100$29,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,644 is less than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,780 is less than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,644$3,413
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,780$7,181
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,056$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,622$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In the spring of 1929, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, the oldest business organization in the State of Georgia, engaged the Savannah Board of Public Education in discussions surrounding the need for a trained workforce to support the growing industrial economy of coastal Georgia. By fall, the Savannah Board of Public Education in cooperation with the business community opened the Opportunity School on Wright Square at Bull Street. The Opportunity School was established to train young men with the skills necessary to work in the new industrial age. In 1967, The Savannah Area Vocational-Technical School was officially dedicated to serve a five county region of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties. Savannah Technical College offers more than fifty Associate Degree, diploma and certificate programs for you to choose from ranging from computer information systems to early childhood education, from surgical technology to automotive technology and from accounting to aircraft structural assembly. Savannah Technical College offers programs for those just starting on a career, for those starting over or for those just taking the next step in their education. We offer a wide range of services and programs that are designed to meet your needs. Whether it's brushing up on basic skills, upgrading your knowledge and experience for an existing job, or retooling for a new career, you can find just what you're looking for at our campuses Savannah and Liberty County. Savannah Technical College is a great value and it's easily affordable. With a variety of financial assistance programs available, you can get started today. For many Georgia residents and military personnel and dependants, the HOPE Scholarship and HOPE Grant cover the cost of tuition, fees and books. Federal PELL grants, VA assistance, private scholarships and college-work study round out the options for financial aid. Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to award the associate degree.

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