Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

  • Valdosta Technical College was founded in 1963 as a joint effort of the Valdosta City and Lowndes County Boards of Education. The mission of Valdosta Technical College is to provide quality instruction enabling students to develop knowledge, skills, and good work ethics resulting in entry-level employment, career advancement, and the promotion of lifelong learning.
School Highlights
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College serves 3,629 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is one of 2 community colleges within Lowndes County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is Georgia Military College-Valdosta Campus (5.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 169 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty169 staff94 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Wiregrass Georgia Technical College diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,629 students2,588 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,092 students1,115 students
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# Part-Time Students2,537 students1,473 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
27%
33%
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% White
66%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.490.65
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College Completion Rate
20%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,700$29,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,634 is less than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,770 is less than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,634$3,413
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,770$7,181
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$3,500$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$2,334$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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