Southwest Georgia Technical College

15689 US Hwy 19 North
Thomasville, GA 31792-9960
Tel: (229)225-4096
  • 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 is Moultrie Technical College (25.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
Southwest Georgia Technical College (GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 70 staff 98 staff
Southwest Georgia Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,541 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,541 students 2,485 students
Southwest Georgia Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 27:1
Southwest Georgia Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 408 students 1,092 students
Southwest Georgia Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 1,133 students 1,393 students
Southwest Georgia Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southwest Georgia Technical College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
2%
Southwest Georgia Technical College Asian (2009-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
5%
Southwest Georgia Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
26%
33%
Southwest Georgia Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
69%
48%
Southwest Georgia Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Southwest Georgia Technical College More (2014-2016)
Southwest Georgia 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. 0.46 0.65
Southwest Georgia Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
32%
29%
Southwest Georgia Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $28,500 $30,100
Southwest Georgia Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Southwest Georgia Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,738 $7,181
Southwest Georgia Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92% 93%
Southwest Georgia Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates - $12,875
Median Debt for Dropouts - $5,574
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 $15,212 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 73%. 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.