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1533 Highway 19 South
Thomaston, GA 30286
p. 706-646-6148
w. www.flintrivertech.edu

Flint River Technical College

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An excellent first step towards a more fruitful career path, Flint River Technical College is a hugely popular educational institution in Georgia for those who are changing the course of their work, or who are looking to join the workforce for the first time. With a number of different adult education classes for the community as well as the chance to study online, Flint River Technical College offers high-tech alternatives to the traditional model of attending classes in person, though this is still the preferred method for going to school.

At Flint River Technical College, the focus is on training that can immediately apply to a job with a respectable salary. The school’s most popular program, one that certifies you to join the legions of commercial truck drivers who have already graduated from the school, has people working in record time and earning five-figure salaries. Other courses of study give students the chance to earn associate degrees and diplomas in other fields, from public services and allied health to public services and industrial studies.

At Flint River Technical College, there is also quite a focus on classes for those who do not meet the traditional definition of student. With continuing education courses in everything from cultural enrichment to important job skills, the college is just as important for those who aren’t interested in earning a degree as it is for younger, more traditional college student types.


Students interested in attending Flint River Technical College should be sure to submit their completed application along with GED or high school diploma, as well as an official high school transcript. For certain courses of study, ACT or SAT test scores might be required; it is always best to check with the head of the department before sending in your application. Admission is on a rolling basis, so be sure to get your entire application in at least a semester before classes start for the term you’d like to begin. The application process for continuing education courses works differently, and depends largely on the particular course. It’s best to check online or call the office of admissions to determine when the best time to apply is.

Financial Aid

As an accredited technical college, students attending Flint River Technical College can take advantage of federal and state financial aid opportunities. Upon receiving news of acceptance, it is recommended that students immediately complete their FAFSA, making sure to fill it out as thoroughly as possible. If it seems like there is any confusion, the best bet is to make an appointment with someone from the school’s office of financial aid. Here, you can make sure that your FAFSA is correct, get information on other opportunities for loans and grants, and even find out if there are any merit or need-based scholarships available for your particular field of study.

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Students from a wide variety of backgrounds come to study at Flint River Technical College. There are just as many first-time freshmen as there are nontraditional students, and many people on campus are deciding to head back to school so that they have the skills necessary to start on a new and more profitable career path. Many students come to the school for its truck driving program in particular, so there are people from all over the state of Georgia who opt to study at Flint River Technical College. Because the school is located in a particularly small town, it is a much different experience than going to school somewhere in the heart of a city. The campus is pretty much the center of activity for anyone attending school, whether it’s for free time between classes or places to study while not in school.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Because the focus of Flint River Technical College is on career training and getting ready for the workforce, there isn’t as much time on campus for extracurricular activities. With Flint River being a particularly small town, the main athletic options for students are occasional games of pickup ball near school, or as part of one of the clubs or organizations on campus.

Information Summary

Ranks 104th in Georgia and 3000th overall
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Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Thomaston, GA 30286
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population24,308 (15,359 urban / 8,949 rural)
Households9,508 (2.51 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,788
Families6,723 (3.01 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Small
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall 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 SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1303

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4619th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,800 $1,800 $3,600
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $243 $243 $243
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $40 $40 $80
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 $2,964 $2,964 $4,764
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,374 $13,374 $15,174
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,564 $6,564 $8,364

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,782(N/C) $1,782(N/C) $3,321(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Books & Supplies $792 $921
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,530 $6,790
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,303 $3,395
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,303 $3,395

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 4395th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Tenure system
Average FT Salary $40,113 ($40,640 male / $39,587 female)
Number of FT Faculty 28 (14 male / 14 female)
Number of PT Faculty 71
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $469,875

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