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1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-4498
p. 404-756-4000
w. www.atlm.edu

Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Atlanta Metropolitan State College Rating: 3.9/5 (13 votes)

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Atlanta Metropolitan College (AMC) offers associate degree and career programs in four school divisions: Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural Sciences; Business, Math, and Computer Science; and, Social Sciences. All academic programs are designed to either prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or help students obtain a solid knowledge base to enter into the workforce.

The Humanities and Fine Arts program seeks to develop the students’ thinking skills, assist them in developing strong communication skills, enhance their reading abilities, develop articulate writers, and help students become analytical listeners. The program incorporates classroom meetings as well as extracurricular activities to enhance the students’ creative abilities.

The Natural Sciences division promotes the development of students’ critical thinking skills, by providing intellectually challenging instruction with hands-on activities and interactive learning. Instructors also use a variety of technology such as multimedia, audio-visual programs, and graphics to enhance the learning experience.

The Business, Math, and Computer Science program offers three types of programs: a business transfer program for students intending on obtaining a bachelor’s degree in a business field; the business career program for students seeking knowledge to use in the business world; and, a business cooperative with Atlanta Technical College to accompany a student’s vocational or technical certification in an area of business.

The division of Social Sciences provides a solid educational understanding of the social and behavioral outcomes within today’s society. Students learn both theoretical practices as well as practical experiences to help them understand all facets that affect their daily lives.

In addition, AMC offers certificate programs for automated office management, and criminal justice, as well as online classes in which students may earn a degree in two years with a full course load.

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The college serves a diverse student population, including high school graduates, transfer students, transient students, international students, and distance learners. Prospective students must:

  1. Fill out an application for admission (students may apply online), along with a non-refundable application fee
  2. Provide transcripts (all high school and prior college)
  3. Submit a verification of immunization
  4. Provide ACT/SAT test scores (if a freshman, or a transfer student)

International students should contact the Admissions office for detailed instructions for applying, or check the school’s website for step-by-step procedures.

Financial Aid

The financial aid officeprovides a variety of financial aid options, including grants, work-study programs, loans, and scholarships. The school’s website provides detailed descriptions of all aid available to qualifying students.

All students seeking financial assistance are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6335th for the average student loan amount.
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The commuter campus serves degree-seeking students, as well as students seeking to earn certificates for entry into the workforce. There are many opportunities available to engage in campus life, including over 10 clubs and organizations, a choir, a Student Commission group, and a student newspaper called Student Times.

The campus also has a bookstore, a cafeteria which serves breakfast and lunch, disability services, academic advising, and a library which is open six days a week. The library has many resources for research including books, videos, periodicals, and electronic books. Students can also use a web-based virtual library as a research tool which provides over 100 databases, encyclopedias, thousands of journal titles, and government publications.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


Started in 1992, the athletic program is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The college supports two intercollegiate teams—men’s basketball and women’s basketball. In their first year, the men’s basketball team took second place in the NJCAA Region 17 Conference, and continues to be a strong sports team. The team nickname is Red-Eyed Panthers.

Information Summary

Ranks 57th in Georgia and 1831st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 3 0.11
Arrest 7 0.25

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 3,518 0.83
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 88 0.02
Forcible Rape 148 0.03
Robbery 2,343 0.55
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 7,499 1.76
Larceny 17,274 4.06
Vehicle theft 5,371 1.26

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Atlanta, GA 30310-4498
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population33,598 (33,598 urban / N/A rural)
Households12,266 (2.70 people per house)
Median Household Income$24,604
Families7,368 (3.42 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1305

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3812th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,076 $2,076 $7,858
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $930 $930 $930
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $87 $87 $327
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,306 $4,306 $10,088
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,633 $19,633 $25,415
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,880 $8,880 $14,662

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,906 $2,956 $2,906 $2,956 $8,408 $8,596
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,300(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,753(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,574(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,574(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 9 314 4 2 3 4 341
Information Technology 24 2 27
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 9 290 4 2 3 2 314
Management Information Systems, General

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4268th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $41,965 ($43,851 male / $43,739 female)
Number of FT Faculty 56 (32 male / 24 female)
Number of PT Faculty 121
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $1,244,897

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