Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

4089 Val Tech Rd
Valdosta, GA 31602-0000
Tel: (229)333-2100
  • 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 the only community colleges within Lowndes County, GA.
  • The nearest community college is North Florida Community College (28.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 169 teachers has declined by 34% over five years.
Wiregrass 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 Faculty169 staff108 staff
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,629 has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,629 students2,588 students
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:127:1
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,092 students1,115 students
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,537 students1,473 students
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
3%
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
5%
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
27%
33%
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
66%
48%
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College More (2011-2016)
Wiregrass 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.0.490.65
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
20%
29%
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,700$30,100
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$4,770$7,181
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%93%
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$3,500$12,875
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2013-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$2,334$5,574
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2013-2015)
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.