Southern Crescent Technical College

Tel: (770)228-7348
  • 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 4,898 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Southern Crescent Technical College is the only community colleges within Spalding County, GA.
  • The nearest community college is Gordon State College (16.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 162 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Southern Crescent Technical College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty162 staff108 staff
Southern Crescent Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,898 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,898 students2,588 students
Southern Crescent Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:127:1
Southern Crescent Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,925 students1,115 students
Southern Crescent Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,973 students1,473 students
Southern Crescent Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southern Crescent Technical College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Southern Crescent Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Southern Crescent Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Southern Crescent Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Southern Crescent Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Southern Crescent Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Southern Crescent Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown GA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.0.560.65
Southern Crescent Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Southern Crescent Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,600$30,100
Southern Crescent Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,017 is more than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 65% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,221 is more than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 54% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,017$3,413
Southern Crescent Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,221$7,181
Southern Crescent Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%93%
Southern Crescent Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,209$12,875
Southern Crescent Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,000$5,574
Southern Crescent Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,413 per year for in-state students and $7,181 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,834 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a 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. of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.