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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:  3,301 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
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 – 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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty79143
Instructional79143
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees
In-state$2,704$2,704$2,778$3,0429.5%
Out-of-state$4,840$4,840$4,914$5,44210.7%
Books and supplies$1,465$1,465$1,773$1,465-17.4%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$9,190$9,190$9,361$9,190-1.8%
Other$3,285$3,285$3,316$3,285-0.9%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,285$3,285$3,316$3,285-0.9%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
In-state
Off Campus$16,644$16,644$17,228$16,982-1.4%
Off Campus with Family$7,454$7,454$7,867$7,792-1.0%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$18,780$18,780$19,364$19,3820.1%
Off Campus with Family$9,590$9,590$10,003$10,1921.9%
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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 aid120488%————
Grant or scholarship aid20086%$1,266,577$6,333
Federal grants17274%$1,039,631$6,044
Pell grants17274%$1,032,143$6,001
Other federal grants9842%$7,488$76
State/local government grant or scholarships11148%$226,946$2,045
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid31%$6,867$2,289
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans31%$6,867$2,289
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,506$11,533,695$4,602
Pell grants1,813$8,572,372$4,728
Federal student loans0$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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$7,601$6,907$5,958
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$7,585$6,545$5,080
$30,001 – $48,000$7,742$6,490$5,300
$48,001 – $75,000$10,179$7,890$8,498
$75,001 – $110,000$9,624
$110,001 and more
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  • 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 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)3,301
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment722
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 33%
Part-time: 67%Student Gender:
Male: 34%
Female: 66%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 45%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 41%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 57%
25 and over: 43%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 87%
Out-of-state: 13%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 31%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 59%
Undergraduate application fee (2019-2020): $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: 53%
Part-time students: 44%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 17 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 23%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
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: 30%
Female: 18%
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:
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 17%
Hispanic/Latino: 42%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 26%
Two or more races: 20%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 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
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: 9%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 21%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 30%
[Began in Fall 2015]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 14%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 23%
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: 19%
Received an Associate's degree: 10%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 17%
Received an Associate's degree: 9%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 25%
Received an Associate's degree: 12%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 19%
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 15%
Received an Associate's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 24%
Received an Associate's degree: 10%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 20%
Received an Associate's degree: 12%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 44%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 18%
Received an Associate's degree: 13%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 45%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 25%
Received an Associate's degree: 9%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 17%
Received an Associate's degree: 14%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 45%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 14%
Received an Associate's degree: 13%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 48%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 19%
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 43%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
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.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--3-
Category total--3-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping73d3d-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-21-
Banking and Financial Support Services0---
Business Administration and Management, General2411d19d-
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation15---
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services4---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General0-0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General10-3-
Insurance8---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0---
Category total6816d26d-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--0-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician5-1116
Information Technology Project Management--65
Network and System Administration/Administrator--2020
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--00
Category total5-3741
Construction Trades
Carpentry/Carpenter238--
Category total238--
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-7d7d-
Teacher Assistant/Aide0---
Category total07d7d-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Biomedical Technology/Technician--0-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General634-
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other--2-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician75---
Category total8136-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing53---
Category total53---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management8---
Child Care Provider/Assistant57---
Category total65---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other54---
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other--0-
Dental Assisting/Assistant98--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--14-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician--11-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)1330-
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other0---
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician000-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General23-5-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-26-0
Mammography Technician/Technology0---
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage0---
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder12---
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist3---
Medical/Clinical Assistant-16--
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist0---
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide23---
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-64-
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist16---
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--0-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer0-15-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--58-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--15-
Surgical Technology/Technologist506-
Category total158591280
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies391313-
Homeland Security0---
Category total391313-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary0---
Legal Assistant/Paralegal2156d-
Category total2156d-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other1-13d-
Category total1-13d-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician10--4
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician1512--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician511068
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology0---
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician0---
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician4617--
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician---0
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology11024
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other--230-
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician0---
Category total1333923816
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Fitness Technician2---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--2-
Category total2-2-
Personal and Culinary Services
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist12---
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef0---
Barbering/Barber-0--
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor0---
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General2315--
Culinary Arts/Chef Training--99
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant47---
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General--0-
Institutional Food Workers0---
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist2---
Category total841599
Precision Production
Cabinetmaking and Millwork76--
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant1490-
Welding Technology/Welder227--
Category total43220-
Visual and Performing Arts
Game and Interactive Media Design0---
Category total0---
Grand total77618748866
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, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 292
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: $2,124
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).
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  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1990)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 (10/01/2004)12/31/2025
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programsAccredited (11/01/2002 - 11/19/2014)
American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degreesPreaccredited since ((!)05/01/2019)04/30/2020
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited since (07/29/2005)12/31/2026
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (05/11/1973)12/31/2026
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since (10/01/2003)06/01/2026
  • (!) Estimated date
  • 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/111106.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling100
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft100
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.100
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate17.4%15.3%19.3%
Number in default2653164
Number in repayment149345846
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)