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IPEDS ID: 141255
OPE ID: 00525600
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Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
4089 Val Tech Rd, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-0929
General information:  (229) 333-2100
Website:  www.wiregrass.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:  Suburb: Small
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  3,936 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Admissionswww.wiregrass.edu
Apply Onlinewww.wiregrass.edu
Financial Aidwww.wiregrass.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww.wiregrass.edu
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswiregrass.edu/search?q=Veterans
Disability Serviceswww.wiregrass.edu
Mission Statement
  www.wiregrass.edu/our-mission
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High 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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty141137
Instructional141137
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$2,734$2,744$2,794$2,7940.0%
Out-of-state$4,870$4,880$4,930$4,9300.0%
Books and supplies$1,276$1,276$1,276$1,2760.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$4,660$4,660$4,660$4,6600.0%
Other$2,068$2,070$2,072$2,0740.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,068$2,070$2,072$2,0740.1%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
Off Campus$10,738$10,750$10,802$10,8040.0%
Off Campus with Family$6,078$6,090$6,142$6,1440.0%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$12,874$12,886$12,938$12,9400.0%
Off Campus with Family$8,214$8,226$8,278$8,2800.0%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid115692%————
Grant or scholarship aid13580%$970,576$7,189
Federal grants10763%$673,996$6,299
Pell grants10763%$664,696$6,212
Other federal grants5231%$9,300$179
State/local government grant or scholarships12272%$296,580$2,431
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid53%$17,245$3,449
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans53%$17,245$3,449
  • 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 aid13,64993%$19,494,180$5,342
Pell grants1,71544%$8,794,429$5,128
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.

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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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$2,458$2,345$1,551
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 Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$1,690$1,585
$30,001 – $48,000$1,970$1,368$1,284
$48,001 – $75,000$3,334$3,874$3,755
$75,001 – $110,000
$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 2017
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,936
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment463
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 23%
Part-time: 77%Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 31%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 69%
25 and over: 31%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 99%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 74%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $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: 61%
Part-time students: 48%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 9 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 43%
Transfer-out rate: 7%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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: 0%
Black or African American: 43%
Hispanic/Latino: 47%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 50%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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 2014 or Fall 2015, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2014 or Fall 2015, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2014]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 14%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 39%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 48%
[Began in Fall 2015]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 21%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 43%
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
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 29%
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 26%
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 36%
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 23%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 25%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 21%
Received an Associate's degree: 3%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 27%
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 23%
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 35%
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 22%
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 44%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 21%
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 45%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 24%
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 43%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
1
to
<2
year
Certificate
Associate2
to
<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
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations00--
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General-33-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping11---
Category total1133-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping25d15d13d-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-13d7d-
Banking and Financial Support Services000-
Business Administration and Management, General21d15d18d-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-00-
Construction Management--0-
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation16---
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services0---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General212-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General00--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-3d4d-
Meeting and Event Planning0---
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations0---
Restaurant/Food Services Management0---
Category total64d47d44d-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects0---
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant454-
Category total454-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance12711-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General0-107
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration--00
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician9-65
Network and System Administration/Administrator4d-85
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design0-01d
Category total25d73518d
Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance0---
Carpentry/Carpenter0---
Electrician09--
Category total09--
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-1419-
Category total-1419-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Biomedical Technology/Technician--0-
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician0---
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician0---
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General000-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician--2-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician0---
Surveying Technology/Surveying0---
Category total002-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing4d---
Category total4d---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management16d---
Child Care Provider/Assistant76d---
Child Development1d---
Category total93d---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other0---
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--0-
Dental Assisting/Assistant209--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--00
Dietitian Assistant0---
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)52327-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician31817-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General0---
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant0---
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training16173-0d
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage-11--
Medical Reception/Receptionist4---
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist1---
Medical/Clinical Assistant-183-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide38---
Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions, Other6---
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician--05
Optometric Technician/Assistant6---
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-8--
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist31---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer17-12-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--22-
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician0---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--0-
Surgical Technology/Technologist2120-
Category total369171615d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science--0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1042617-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician2---
Fire Science/Fire-fighting112--
Fire Services Administration--1-
Category total1172818-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-00-
Category total-00-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician71--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician2813014
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology871-
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician12---
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General9---
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician34175-
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician0---
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology580922
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician30---
Category total186381536
Personal and Culinary Services
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist15---
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef0---
Barbering/Barber116--
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor0---
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General10238--
Culinary Arts/Chef Training--76
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant26---
Institutional Food Workers0---
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist0---
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager6---
Category total1604476
Precision Production
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant644-
Welding Technology/Welder17119--
Category total177234-
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-00-
Category total-00-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor171---
Category total171---
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Visual Communications, General800-
Game and Interactive Media Design0-711
Graphic Design1---
Category total90711
Grand total1,39038921976
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
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 165
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: $1,903
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: 60%
Part-time students: 70%
  • 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 time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time37%44%
200 percent of normal time37%--
  • 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
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Council on Occupational EducationAccredited (11/11/1974 - 06/30/2008)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (07/01/2010)06/10/2025
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (09/26/2017)12/31/2022
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited since (06/01/1984)12/31/2013
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (07/24/1997)12/31/2013
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since (07/26/2016)03/01/2019
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited (01/01/1975 - 09/30/2008)
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/111832.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
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.
  • 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 Year201520142013
Default rate21.9%28.6%32.3%
Number in default4716464
Number in repayment214572198
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)