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Lanier Technical College, located in Oakwood, Georgia, came about under the Georgia State Department of Education’s planned construction of technical schools in the late 1950s. As industrial jobs became more and more important, and the traditionally agriculture-based infrastructure began to diminish, Georgia had to address the new need for skilled and semiskilled workers, technicians, and craftsmen.

The Gainesville-Hall County Area Vocational Trade School opened in 1966, and was soon renamed the Lanier Area Vocational-Technical School. The school continued to grow in size and reputation throughout the 1970s, and expanded to include some present-day facilities like 20,000 feet of shop, classroom, and administrative space, as well as an industrial training facility. The main campus in Oakwood welcomed the Governor’s Center for Innovation in Manufacturing Excellence, a center dedicated to training, research, and support in advanced manufacturing techniques, in 2006.

Students at Lanier are awarded an associate of applied science degree, technical certificate of credit, or diploma upon the successful completion of their course of study. Many students come to Lanier for a two-year education which is then transferrable to another 4-year school, while other come for continuing training in their field of work, and still others pursue college-level classes while still in high school. Basic adult education services, like literacy and GED services are available to help students prepare for rewarding careers in the workforce.


Lanier Tech provides high quality education in many technical and industrial areas, including management, information systems, business, accounting, banking and finance, information systems, and supervisory development. Public service-oriented training is available in areas including early childhood care and education, cosmetology, criminal justice technology, personal/public service studies, and construction and maintenance. Health programs include healthcare management, dental hygiene, paramedic technology, practical nursing, and surgical technology.

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The admissions process for Lanier Technical College is generally similar for all applicants, except those applying to the programs of Motorsports Vehicle Technology, Radiologic Technology, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Technology, Surgical Technology, and Practical Nursing. These students will need to supply additional forms demonstrating the successful completion of prerequisite courses.

Lanier Tech does not discriminate in its admissions policy, and any qualified applicant has the opportunity to apply for enrollment. Students must furnish transcripts from all colleges previously attended, and high school or GED transcripts as necessary. They must also complete the Application for Admission, and supply proof of residency status for tuition purposes. Placement tests may also be required, depending on the chosen area of study.

Financial Aid

The following types of financial aid are available at Lanier tech: work-study, scholarships, grants, and loans.

Federal work-study programs employ financially-needy students on a selective basis in on- and off-campus positions to help defray the cost of attending school.

Scholarships do not need to be repaid, and are awarded on the basis of merit, academic performance, need, and/or community involvement. One scholarship available at Lanier is the Foundation Scholarship, which is funded through donations from civic, industrial, and business organizations, and individuals.

Grants do not need to be repaid, and are awarded on bases similar to those of scholarships. The following are examples of some of the grants which are available at Lanier Tech:

The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to students demonstrating financial need and who have not received a Bachelor’s degree yet.

The Academic Competitiveness Grant, awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in a secondary school program, receive a Federal Pell Grant, and are enrolled full time in a degree program.

The Georgia LEAP Grant Program provides aid to students demonstrating exceptional financial need who are enrolled half-time as undergraduate students.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is available to financially-needy students, with priority given to those receiving Federal Pell Grants.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6535th for the average student loan amount.
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Local Community

The local community of Oakwood, Georgia, home to the original Lanier Technical College branch, is a city which was founded back in 1896. This small town was home to approximately 2,500 residents at the time of the 2000 census poll, and is also the home of the Gainesville State College campus as well. The town was originally a major producer of lumber, and the Southern Railway passed through Oakwood to load up on wood for their engines on the way from Atlanta to Gainesville. Industrial manufacturing has only continued to grow in recent years, with many of the town’s workers employed by industry plants and corporate manufacturing branches.

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Ranks 66th in Georgia and 2049th 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 N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 6 0.15
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 39 0.97
Larceny 195 4.85
Vehicle theft 9 0.22

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Oakwood, GA 30566
Surrounding communityMidsize suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population6,948 (6,912 urban / 36 rural)
Households2,462 (2.81 people per house)
Median Household Income$48,281
Families1,877 (3.19 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-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 District1309

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4435th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,550 $2,550 $5,100
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $472 $472 $472
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 $3,922 $3,922 $6,472
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,220 $14,220 $16,770
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,120 $10,120 $12,670

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,526 $2,246 $2,526 $2,246 $4,776 $4,166
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $900(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 $7,567(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,800(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,800(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)

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 3414th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $50,406 ($54,864 male / $42,944 female)
Number of FT Faculty 92 (39 male / 53 female)
Number of PT Faculty 266
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,416,024

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