West Georgia Technical College

176 Murphy Campus Blvd.
Waco, GA 30182-0000
Tel: (770)537-6000
School Highlights
  • West Georgia Technical College serves 6,536 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • West Georgia Technical College is the only community colleges within Haralson County, GA.
  • The nearest community college is Georgia Highlands College (33.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 272 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
West Georgia Technical College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty272 staff108 staff
West Georgia Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,536 has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,536 students2,588 students
West Georgia Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio24:127:1
West Georgia Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,954 students1,115 students
West Georgia Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,582 students1,473 students
West Georgia Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
West Georgia Technical College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
3%
West Georgia Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
3%
5%
West Georgia Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
24%
33%
West Georgia Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
70%
48%
West Georgia Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
9%
West 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.0.450.65
West Georgia Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
15%
29%
West Georgia Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,500$30,100
West Georgia Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,724 is less than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,860 is less than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,724$3,413
West Georgia Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,860$7,181
West Georgia Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%93%
West Georgia Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,709$12,875
West Georgia Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,831$5,574
West Georgia Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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 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.