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Atlanta Technical College

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Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is part of the Technical College System of Georgia and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The college offers over 80 academic programs in three divisions: health and human services; business media and information technology; and, skilled trades and technical fields. These programs earn students associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit while preparing them for good-paying, high performance careers.

Associate degrees take approximately two years to complete and can be used to transfer to four-year institutions, or for entry into the workforce. There are a number of diploma programs available to students which typically take four to six weeks to complete. Another available option is technical certificates, which are short-term training programs designed to complete within two quarters or less. To assist students with busy schedules, some classes are offered online.

There are also many continuing education courses, as well as an exchange program with a sister college in Germany.

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Admissions are open to all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a diploma from a secondary school or equivalent.

Prospective students should:

  • submit an application for admission, along with a $20 non-refundable application fee (students can apply online)
  • provide transcripts (high school and/or prior college)
  • take placement tests
  • apply for financial assistance (if needed)
  • attend student orientation/advisement/registration session

Veterans must complete the VA application available online at www.gibill.va.gov and submit it to the school.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office provides federal, state and local financial aid programs for qualifying students, such as grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

General requirements for receiving financial aid include the following:

  • Students must be U.S. citizens, or eligible non-citizens
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program of study
  • Maintain satisfactory academic scores
  • Not owe a refund for a federal grant or be in default of a federal loan

All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Workshops are offered twice a week to assist students with completing the online application. Contact a Financial Aid representative for workshop hours.

Students can also visit the school’s website for detailed information along with descriptions of all financial aid available, as well as other resources and tools to help them through this process.

Student Financial Aid Details

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ATC is a commuter campus which serves a wide range of students, including students preparing for four-year institutions, students seeking associate degrees, and continuing education students.

The campus offers many services for its students, including a career placement center, a bookstore, and a library with a variety of resources, open five days a week.

Students can also join the student government association, and have access to an on-campus child care facility. This facility is state licensed for children ages seven months to five years. Open enrollment is available for students, faculty, and staff, as well as Atlanta Metropolitan College and the greater Atlanta community.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 86th in Georgia and 2574th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 2 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.02
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 14 0.31
Arrest N/A N/A

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 30310-4446
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 PopulationMixed part/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 offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
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 4541st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,040 $2,040 $4,080
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $504 $504 $504
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $85 $85 $170
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 $3,644 $3,644 $5,684
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $10,644 $10,644 $12,684
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,244 $5,244 $7,284

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,052 $2,242 $2,052 $2,242 $3,852 $4,162
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,800 $1,000
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,500 $5,000
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,000 $2,000
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,250 $1,600

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)

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3708th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $47,597 ($45,978 male / $43,014 female)
Number of FT Faculty 116 (59 male / 57 female)
Number of PT Faculty 349
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,884,745

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