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IPEDS ID: 139357
OPE ID: 00562400
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Columbus Technical College
928 Manchester Expy, Columbus, Georgia 31904-6572
General information:  (706) 649-1800
Website:  www.columbustech.edu/
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  3,800 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty88154
Instructional88154
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$2,168$2,294$2,390$2,69412.7%
Out-of-state$4,088$3,854$4,334$4,83011.4%
Books and supplies$1,600$1,600$1,600$1,6000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$11,000$11,000$11,000$11,0000.0%
Other$3,000$3,000$3,000$3,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,000$3,000$3,000$3,0000.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
Off Campus$17,768$17,894$17,990$18,2941.7%
Off Campus with Family$6,768$6,894$6,990$7,2944.3%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$19,688$19,454$19,934$20,4302.5%
Off Campus with Family$8,688$8,454$8,934$9,4305.6%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid127692%————
Grant or scholarship aid27492%$1,513,093$5,522
Federal grants23779%$1,152,808$4,864
Pell grants23779%$1,145,862$4,835
Other federal grants12040%$6,946$58
State/local government grant or scholarships19365%$360,285$1,867
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid165%$60,388$3,774
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans165%$60,388$3,774
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,09386%$13,059,304$4,222
Pell grants2,24062%$10,144,232$4,529
Federal student loans00%$0
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$8,499$8,658$7,045
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$8,067$8,506$6,438
$30,001 – $48,000$8,709$9,114$7,051
$48,001 – $75,000$10,498$9,997$8,721
$75,001 – $110,000$13,020$11,485$8,636
$110,001 and more
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,800
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment530
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 26%
Part-time: 74%Student Gender:
Male: 36%
Female: 64%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 47%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 62%
25 and over: 38%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 88%
Out-of-state: 12%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 22%
Enrolled in some distance education: 25%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 53%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $25
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 52%
Part-time students: 34%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 13 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 22%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 28%
Female: 17%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 39%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 17%
White: 22%
Two or more races: 25%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2011 or Fall 2012, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2011 or Fall 2012, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2011]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 7%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 21%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 28%
[Began in Fall 2012]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 9%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 22%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
1
to
<2
year
Certificate
Associate2
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<4
year
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Plant Nursery Operations and Management0---
Category total0---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--6-
Category total--6-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-3d9d-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General--0-
Banking and Financial Support Services0---
Business Administration and Management, General-9d21d-
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation10---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General0-2-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--7-
Insurance8---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0---
Category total1812d39d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--0-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician7-813
Network and System Administration/Administrator--195
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--00
Category total7-2718
Construction Trades
Carpentry/Carpenter4614--
Category total4614--
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-23d16d-
Teacher Assistant/Aide0---
Category total023d16d-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Biomedical Technology/Technician--0-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General518-
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other--0-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician10---
Category total1518-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing1---
Category total1---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant30---
Category total30---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other50---
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other--0-
Dental Assisting/Assistant-12--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--15-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--11-
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other0---
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-00-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General57-26-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-24-0
Mammography Technician/Technology6---
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage3---
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder15---
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist8---
Medical/Clinical Assistant-20--
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist3---
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide56---
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-146-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist23---
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--0-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer0-14-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--41-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--12-
Surgical Technology/Technologist7012-
Category total228701370
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies34-29-
Homeland Security0---
Category total34-29-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--12d-
Category total--12d-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0-8d-
Category total0-8d-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician0--7
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician144--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician970510
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology0---
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician6021--
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology10-75
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other--1-
Category total181251322
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Fitness Technician3---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--0-
Category total3-0-
Personal and Culinary Services
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist8---
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor2---
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General2623--
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant0---
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist1---
Category total3723--
Precision Production
Cabinetmaking and Millwork102--
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant650-
Welding Technology/Welder6810--
Category total84170-
Visual and Performing Arts
Game and Interactive Media Design0---
Category total0---
Grand total68418529540
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 505
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $1,868
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 85%
Part-time students: 92%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time2%3%
200 percent of normal time2%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time40%38%
200 percent of normal time42%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1990 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs11/1/2002 - 11/19/2014Resigned
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs10/1/2004 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/11/1973 -  Accredited
Dental Assisting (DA)7/29/2005 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers10/1/2003 -  Accredited
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations220
Liquor law violations101
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Rape0
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery100
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate16.6%--
Number in default2--
Number in repayment12--
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)