Southern Crescent Technical College

501 Varsity Rd
Griffin, GA 30223
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • Griffin Technical College is a public, accredited two-year postsecondary college that provides accessible, quality educational programs and services. Griffin Tech provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for initial employment; offers continuing education and training to acquire advanced levels of competency; offers a general education curriculum that encourages intellectual, personal, and social values; sponsors co-curricular activities to assist in the development of leadership traits; and facilitates public adult education programs to improve general population and workforce literacy levels.

School Highlights

Southern Crescent Technical College serves 5,232 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 5,232 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,017
  • Out-state tuition: $7,221
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 52%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Southern Crescent Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 338 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southern Crescent Technical College
(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
338 staff
209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southern Crescent Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Southern Crescent Technical College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,232 students
2,400 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,333 students
882 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,899 students
1,518 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
359 students
245 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,333 students
940 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
71 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,899 students
1,740 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
37 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
654 students
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
7%
8%
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% Black
41%
31%
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% White
48%
47%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
7%
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Diversity Score
0.60
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
47%
44%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,600
$29,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,017 is less than the state average of $4,117. The in-state tuition has grown by 41% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,221 is less than the state average of $7,686. The out-state tuition has grown by 45% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,017
$4,117
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,221
$7,686
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,942
$12,139
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
79%
SAT Reading
n/a
465
SAT Math
n/a
450
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Griffin Technical College traces its roots to September of 1963 when students began attending classes in temporary quarters of the Griffin-Spalding County Area Vocational Technical School, under the supervision of the Georgia Department of Education. The first 48,000 square foot building was completed in 1966. The school was expanded in 1978 with the addition of 18,748 square feet of classroom space. In August of 1990, Griffin Tech dedicated a new facility, a 26,000 square foot office, classroom and lecture hall addition. In the spring of 1995, the new Academic Building provided 15,297 square feet of additional classroom and office space. In September 1995, seven acres were acquired from the City of Griffin, and in February 1997, an additional 7.49 acres vacated by the Georgia State Patrol Station was acquired providing an additional 7,223 square feet of classroom and office space. Griffin Tech's general education core courses are designed to allow students to develop and demonstrate their reading, writing, oral communication, and fundamental mathematical skills. Griffin Tech constantly updates the contents of its technical courses and acquires modern equipment for use in the classrooms and labs. Students are taught by instructors who strive to stay current in their field. The Academic Affairs Division offers 27 degree programs, 35 diploma programs, and 78 technical certificates of credit programs. New programs are implemented as needed and as resources become available. Our goal is to stay abreast of these needs and to offer students a wide range of occupational programs. Surveys and needs analyses are conducted periodically to validate programs in demand by our service area businesses and industries and our students. Griffin Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to award the associate degree.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southern Crescent Technical College cost?
Southern Crescent Technical College's tuition is approximately $4,017 for In-State students and $7,221 for Out-State students.
What is Southern Crescent Technical College's ranking?
Southern Crescent Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Georgia for: Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 5,232 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,017
  • Out-state tuition: $7,221
  • Student:teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Minority enrollment: 52%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,117 per year for in-state students and $7,686 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,136 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Emory University-Oxford College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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