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Athens Technical College Overview

Located in Athens, Georgia, Athens Technical College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Athens Technical College Known For?

1,926 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Athens Technical College is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Athens Technical College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Athens Technical College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#542 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Athens Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Family & Consumer Economics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular General Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Athens Technical College?

Location of Athens Technical College

Contact details for Athens Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 U.S. Hwy 29 North, Athens, GA 30601
Phone: 706-355-5000
Website: www.athenstech.edu/

How Do I Get Into Athens Technical College?

You can apply to Athens Technical College online at: https://www.athenstech.edu/studentAffairs/Admissions/admission_application3.cfm

Athens Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Athens Technical College?

3% Take Out Loans

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Athens Technical College, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $5,098 a year. That adds up to $20,392 over four years for those students.

Athens Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

964 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,756 undergraduate students at Athens Technical College, with 964 being full-time and 3,792 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Athens Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 964 full-time undergraduates at Athens Technical College, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Athens Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Athens Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Athens Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 168
Hispanic or Latino 76
White 640
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 43

Over 11 countries are represented at Athens Technical College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Vietnam, and Honduras.

Online Learning at Athens Technical College

400 Took All Classes Online
1,340 Took At Least One Class Online
21.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,340 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Athens Technical College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 46th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Athens Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Athens Technical College was 21.4%. This is the #853 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Athens Technical College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Athens Technical College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 36%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 16%
Human Development & Family Studies 37%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Athens Technical College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Athens Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Development & Family Studies #23
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #28
Criminal Justice & Corrections #104
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #115

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Athens Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 277 0 0 277
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 166 6 9 181
Human Development & Family Studies 110 0 0 110
Precision Metal Working 87 3 6 96
Cosmetology 62 0 25 87
Allied Health Professions 32 21 22 75
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 11 27 29 67
Hospitality Management 57 6 1 64
Accounting 35 19 3 57
Nursing 0 55 0 55
Criminal Justice & Corrections 28 16 10 54
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 33 12 6 51
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 42 0 6 48
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 46 0 0 46
Ground Transportation 46 0 0 46
Computer Programming 42 0 0 42
Information Technology 19 16 7 42
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 30 6 4 40
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 14 1 22 37
Design & Applied Arts 21 13 3 37
Social Work 13 13 3 29
Data Processing 5 17 6 28
Culinary Arts 21 2 4 27
Business Support & Assistant Services 9 9 5 23
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 15 7 22
Dental Support Services 0 11 11 22
Computer Engineering Technology 20 0 0 20
General Engineering Technology 4 16 0 20
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 20 20
Fire Protection 12 6 2 20
Data Entry 18 0 0 18
Business Administration & Management 0 17 0 17
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 16 0 0 16
Legal Support Services 0 15 0 15
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 8 7 0 15
Health & Medical Administrative Services 3 5 6 14
Engineering-Related Fields 0 13 0 13
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 12 0 0 12
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 10 0 10
Human Resource Management 10 0 0 10
General Sales & Marketing 9 0 0 9
Electronics Engineering Technology 9 0 0 9
Animal Science 7 0 0 7
Marketing 0 6 0 6
Family & Consumer Economics 0 6 0 6
Plant Sciences 3 0 0 3
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 2 0 2
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Mechanization 0 0 0 0
Architecture (Other) 0 0 0 0
Construction Management 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,337 372 217 1,926

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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