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Atlanta Technical College Overview

Atlanta Technical College is a public institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Atlanta Technical College Known For?

2,378 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Atlanta Area Tech.
  • In 2017-2018, 32% of the faculty were full-time.

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Atlanta 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.

Atlanta Area Tech has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#271 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 Atlanta Area Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Most Popular Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Value Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Most Popular Accounting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#107 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Atlanta Technical College?

Location of Atlanta Technical College

Contact details for Atlanta Area Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy Sw, Atlanta, GA 30310-4446
Phone: 404-225-4400
Website: https://www.atlantatech.edu/

How Do I Get Into Atlanta Area Tech?

You can apply to Atlanta Area Tech online at: https://www.atlantatech.edu/admissions/apply/

Atlanta Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Atlanta Technical College?

47% Take Out Loans
15.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Atlanta Area Tech, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $3,397 a year. That adds up to $13,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Atlanta Area Tech is 15.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Atlanta Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,248 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,797 undergraduate students at Atlanta Area Tech, with 1,248 being full-time and 2,549 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Atlanta Area Tech

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,248 full-time undergraduates at Atlanta Area Tech, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Atlanta Area Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Atlanta Area Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 1,051
Hispanic or Latino 72
White 39
International Students 31
Other Races/Ethnicities 34

Over 27 countries are represented at Atlanta Area Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Atlanta Technical College

702 Took All Classes Online
2,111 Took At Least One Class Online
19.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,111 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Atlanta Area Tech has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 33rd 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 Atlanta Area Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Atlanta Technical College was 19.4%. This is the #912 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Atlanta Area Tech regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Legal Professions 54%
Legal Support Services 54%
Marketing 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Atlanta Area Tech 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 Atlanta Area Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Fire Protection #8
Legal Support Services #26
Business Support & Assistant Services #29
Marketing #29
Legal Professions #35
Accounting #66
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #131
Business Administration & Management #257
Business, Management & Marketing #328

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%.

Atlanta Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Cosmetology 278 0 40 318
Culinary Arts 177 2 7 186
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 159 0 22 181
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 125 20 21 166
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 77 0 26 103
Allied Health Professions 71 15 12 98
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 93 0 0 93
Business Administration & Management 21 32 37 90
Information Technology 60 8 9 77
Entrepreneurial Studies 75 0 0 75
Health & Medical Administrative Services 30 24 12 66
Criminal Justice & Corrections 43 12 11 66
Human Development & Family Studies 64 0 0 64
Carpentry 53 0 9 62
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 21 34 55
Accounting 29 8 15 52
Ground Transportation 51 0 0 51
Design & Applied Arts 32 7 12 51
Hospitality Management 38 5 5 48
Human Resource Management 45 0 0 45
Computer Programming 30 7 6 43
General Sales & Marketing 36 0 0 36
Dental Support Services 11 14 10 35
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 20 0 14 34
Business Support & Assistant Services 18 4 8 30
Health Sciences & Services 30 0 0 30
Data Entry 28 0 0 28
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 26 0 0 26
Marketing 0 7 18 25
Precision Metal Working 17 0 5 22
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 2 2 15 19
Plumbing & Water Supply 12 0 4 16
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 8 6 0 14
Construction Management 13 0 0 13
Nursing 0 13 0 13
Legal Support Services 0 13 0 13
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 12 0 0 12
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 8 0 0 8
Data Processing 6 0 0 6
Computer Software & Applications 1 2 2 5
Fire Protection 0 1 1 2
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 1 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,799 224 355 2,378

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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