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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
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:  3,739 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  19 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  The mission of Columbus Technical College, a public two-year College in Georgia,is to promote regional economic development and a globally comptitive workfore by providing a learner-centered, collegiate education and training exeprience intended for career development and transfer offered both locally and through distance learning.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
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
3% or less
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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty78149
Research and public service010
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,500$1,600$1,600$1,6000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,300$11,000$11,000$11,0000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$15,768$17,648$17,768$17,129-3.6%
Off Campus with Family$6,468$6,648$6,768$6,129-9.4%
Off Campus$17,928$19,448$19,688$18,404-6.5%
Off Campus with Family$8,628$8,448$8,688$7,404-14.8%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid133195%————
Grant or scholarship aid32393%$1,663,966$5,152
Federal grants27880%$1,331,438$4,789
Pell grants27680%$1,294,962$4,692
Other federal grants4413%$36,476$829
State/local government grant or scholarships23167%$332,528$1,440
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid12135%$667,380$5,516
Federal student loans12135%$667,380$5,516
Other student loans00%$0
  • 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 aid13,69187%$16,144,479$4,374
Pell grants2,99070%$13,521,227$4,522
Federal student loans1,32431%$8,255,730$6,235
  • 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.
Average net price$6,468$7,627$8,499
  • Total cost of attendance is based on a nine-month budget.
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$5,326$7,524$8,067
$30,001 – $48,000$6,264$8,636$8,709
$48,001 – $75,000$7,880$9,601$10,498
$75,001 – $110,000$8,774$11,080$13,020
$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 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,739
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment453
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 38%
Part-time: 62%Student Gender:
Male: 36%
Female: 64%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 48%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 41%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 49%
25 and over: 51%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 85%
Out-of-state: 15%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 29%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 65%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $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: 46%
Part-time students: 38%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 25 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 16%
(*) 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: 19%
Female: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 20%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 20%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Within "Normal time" for the program: 7%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 14%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 25%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
  • 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
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General--0-
Plant Nursery Operations and Management0---
Category total0-0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--3-
Category total--3-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-516d-
Banking and Financial Support Services0---
Business Administration and Management, General-317d-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--0-
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation49---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General0-0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--0-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0---
Category total49833d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--0-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician3-115
Network and System Administration/Administrator--123
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-000
Category total30238
Construction Trades
Category total247--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching01418-
Teacher Assistant/Aide0---
Category total01418-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Biomedical Technology/Technician--0-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General33210-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician6---
Category total39210-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0---
Category total0---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant50---
Category total50---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other102---
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other--9d-
Dental Assisting/Assistant-8--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--14-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--12-
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other0---
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-00-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General79-5-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-27-1
Mammography Technician/Technology0---
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder15---
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist13---
Medical/Clinical Assistant-13--
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist1---
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide29---
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-1313-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist27---
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--0-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer0-0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--44-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--12-
Surgical Technology/Technologist14019-
Category total28061128d1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies37-26-
Homeland Security2---
Category total39-26-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal0-8-
Category total0-8-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other--3d-
Category total--3d-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician13--12
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician32--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician744513
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology0---
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician7317--
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology31-73
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other--4-
Category total194231628
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Fitness Technician6---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--0-
Category total6-0-
Personal and Culinary Services
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist8---
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor0---
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General2141--
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant0---
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist2---
Personal and Culinary Services, Other--0-
Category total31410-
Precision Production
Cabinetmaking and Millwork64--
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant740-
Welding Technology/Welder4011--
Category total53190-
Visual and Performing Arts
Game and Interactive Media Design0---
Category total0---
Grand total76817526837
  • 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
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 radiographers(!)8/1/1953 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs11/1/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs10/1/2004 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations002
Liquor law violations001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft100
  • 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.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate0.0%0.0%
Number in default00
Number in repayment00
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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