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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Overview

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is a public institution situated in Valdosta, Georgia. The suburban atmosphere of Valdosta makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Known For?

2,167 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.
  • In 2017-2018, 47% of the faculty were full-time.

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Wiregrass Georgia 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#201 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 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#95 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#126 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#196 Most Popular Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#276 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College?

Location of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Contact details for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4089 Val Tech Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602-0929
Phone: 229-333-2100
Website: www.wiregrass.edu

How Do I Get Into Wiregrass Georgia Technical College?

You can apply to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College online at: www.wiregrass.edu

Since Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Wiregrass Georgia Technical College?

3% Take Out Loans
13.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $3,449 a year. That adds up to $13,796 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is 13.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

882 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,669 undergraduate students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, with 882 being full-time and 3,787 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 882 full-time undergraduates at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 284
Hispanic or Latino 89
White 488
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 17

Online Learning at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

516 Took All Classes Online
1,330 Took At Least One Class Online
7.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,330 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 44th 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 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was 7.0%. This is the #1,522 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 30%
Business Support & Assistant Services 69%
Business, Management & Marketing 35%
Computer Software & Applications 86%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wiregrass Georgia 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 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Software & Applications #36
Writing Studies #44
English Language & Literature #70
Business Support & Assistant Services #73
Human Development & Family Studies #75
Information Technology #75
Marketing #82
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #95
Accounting #168
Teacher Education Grade Specific #177
Computer & Information Sciences #242
Criminal Justice & Corrections #256
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #292
Education #422

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%.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 289 0 64 353
Cosmetology 266 0 59 325
Precision Metal Working 142 3 26 171
Ground Transportation 153 0 0 153
Allied Health Professions 84 20 39 143
Business Support & Assistant Services 101 5 9 115
Criminal Justice & Corrections 66 26 18 110
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 65 10 16 91
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 70 1 20 91
Business Administration & Management 28 25 24 77
Culinary Arts 38 5 9 52
Health & Medical Administrative Services 21 19 11 51
Human Development & Family Studies 45 0 0 45
Accounting 15 16 10 41
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 11 30 41
Information Technology 12 16 11 39
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 31 0 5 36
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 35 0 0 35
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 12 21 33
Nursing 0 26 0 26
Dental Support Services 12 0 8 20
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 7 4 7 18
Design & Applied Arts 6 5 4 15
Computer Programming 0 6 6 12
Data Processing 7 1 4 12
Fire Protection 7 1 4 12
Horticulture 8 1 2 11
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 1 1 7 9
Computer Software & Applications 2 3 2 7
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 2 0 4 6
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 5 5
Marketing 0 2 1 3
Writing Studies 3 0 0 3
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 1 2
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 2 0 2
Construction Management 0 1 0 1
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,516 224 427 2,167

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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