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Forsyth Technical Community College Overview

Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Forsyth Technical Community College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Forsyth Technical Community College Known For?

1,563 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Forsyth Tech.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 19% of the faculty were full-time.

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Forsyth Technical Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#163 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#272 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Forsyth Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Nanotechnology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Biotechnology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Value Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Best Value Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#113 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#167 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Forsyth Technical Community College?

Location of Forsyth Technical Community College

Contact details for Forsyth Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston-Salem, NC 27103-5197
Phone: 336-723-0371
Website: https://www.forsythtech.edu/

How Do I Get Into Forsyth Tech?

You can apply to Forsyth Tech online at: https://www.forsythtech.edu/apply-ft/

Forsyth Technical Community 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 Forsyth Technical Community College?

69% Take Out Loans
21.9% Loan Default Rate

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 Forsyth Tech, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $5,090 a year. That adds up to $20,360 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Forsyth Tech is 21.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Forsyth Technical Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,890 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,695 undergraduate students at Forsyth Tech, with 2,890 being full-time and 4,805 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Forsyth Tech

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,890 full-time undergraduates at Forsyth Tech, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Forsyth Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Forsyth Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 60
Black or African American 581
Hispanic or Latino 457
White 1,546
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 211

Over 24 countries are represented at Forsyth Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Vietnam, and India.

Online Learning at Forsyth Technical Community College

1,424 Took All Classes Online
3,846 Took At Least One Class Online
6.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,846 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 21st most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Forsyth Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Forsyth Technical Community College was 6.3%. This is the #1,582 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Forsyth Tech regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 31%
Computer Information Systems 63%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 8%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 35%
Health Professions 5%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Homeland Security #44
Entrepreneurial Studies #48
Finance & Financial Management #49
Allied Health Professions #63
Computer Information Systems #116
Health & Medical Administrative Services #219
Computer & Information Sciences #265
Criminal Justice & Corrections #275
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #313
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #338
Liberal Arts General Studies #338

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%.

Forsyth Technical Community 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 0 451 24 475
Nursing 0 123 0 123
Allied Health Professions 10 71 4 85
Business Administration & Management 17 56 5 78
Criminal Justice & Corrections 39 37 0 76
Mental & Social Health Services 44 31 0 75
Health & Medical Administrative Services 24 38 7 69
Computer Information Systems 37 30 0 67
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 7 53 6 66
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 65 65
Teacher Education Grade Specific 32 16 2 50
Legal Support Services 8 11 6 25
Design & Applied Arts 0 24 1 25
Horticulture 13 10 0 23
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 16 0 7 23
Precision Metal Working 5 10 4 19
Audiovisual Communications 0 16 2 18
Dental Support Services 0 8 10 18
Accounting 0 11 3 14
Plumbing & Water Supply 8 0 6 14
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 11 3 14
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 8 0 5 13
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 13 0 13
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 12 0 0 12
Electronics Engineering Technology 7 4 0 11
Biotechnology 0 9 1 10
General Engineering 0 9 0 9
Information Technology 0 7 0 7
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 7 0 7
Nanotechnology 3 3 1 7
Human Development & Family Studies 2 5 0 7
Graphic Communications 1 5 0 6
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 3 1 2 6
Computer Programming 0 4 1 5
Computer Software & Applications 1 3 0 4
Carpentry 0 0 4 4
Computer Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 2 0 3
Fire Protection 0 2 1 3
Finance & Financial Management 0 2 0 2
Computer Systems Networking 0 2 0 2
Information Science 0 2 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 2
Homeland Security 0 2 0 2
General Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 298 1,095 170 1,563

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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