Southwest Georgia Technical College

  • Southwest Georgia Technical College is a public two-year technical college with the mission to provide high quality educational courses, services, and training programs through both distance and traditional delivery methods. These programs, courses, and services are provided to develop individual skills and abilities, to provide for intellectual and career development, and to meet the needs of business and industry. Achievement of this mission promotes economic growth and development and improves the quality of life for individuals and the community.
School Highlights
  • Southwest Georgia Technical College serves 1,541 students (26% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Southwest Georgia Technical College is the only community colleges within Thomas County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to Southwest Georgia Technical College is Moultrie Technical College (25.5 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southwest Georgia Technical College(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty70 staff94 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Southwest Georgia Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Southwest Georgia Technical College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,541 students2,588 students
Student:Teacher Ratio22:127:1
# Full-Time Students408 students1,115 students
# Part-Time Students1,133 students1,473 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Southwest Georgia Technical College and the percentage of Asian community college students in GA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southwest Georgia Technical College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in GA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Black
26%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southwest Georgia Technical College and the percentage of Black community college students in GA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% White
69%
48%
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Diversity Score0.460.65
This chart display the diversity score of Southwest Georgia Technical College and the community college average diversity score of GA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
32%
29%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Southwest Georgia Technical College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of GA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,500$29,600

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,602 is less than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,738 is less than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,602$3,413
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,738$7,181
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2015)92%93%
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Southwest Georgia Technical College is a public two-year technical college with the mission to provide high quality educational courses, services, and training programs through both distance and traditional delivery methods. These programs, courses, and services are provided to develop individual skills and abilities, to provide for intellectual and career development, and to meet the needs of business and industry. Achievement of this mission promotes economic growth and development and improves the quality of life for individuals and the community. Education at Southwest Georgia Technical College moves with the speed of life, and we understand that life can sometimes change suddenly. Our Adult Education Program is designed for those individuals who need assistance with basic academic skills. Flexible programs with non-traditional classroom hours are offered so that we can meet the needs of most anyone's schedule. Our services include instruction in basic skills, GED preparation and testing, COMPASS test preparation, health literacy, and the English as a Second Language program. Classes are available at no charge to adults and are conveniently held in Thomas, Grady and Mitchell Counties. The Library/Media Services Center is located in the Sewell Building. The Center's collection of books, media, and journals supports the curriculum, as well as leisure reading interests. The strength of the collection lies in the medical, business, and technical areas. Computers are available and include general applications, Internet access, reference, an online catalog, and tutorials. Southwest Georgia Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Technical Certificates of Credit.

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Did You Know?
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 score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.