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The public Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is located in Jamestown, North Carolina. Founded as the Guilford Industrial Education Center in 1958 with a mere 50 students, the college became known by its present name in 1965. A two-year community college, Guilford is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

Satellite campuses outside of Jamestown are located in High Point, Greensboro, the Small Business Center, and the Aviation Center at the Piedmont Triad International Airport. The college provides a good foundation for continuing on to other higher educational institutions, as it boasts small class sizes, many different student services, affordable tuition, and job placement assistance.


Guilford offers a variety of programs and degrees. Students can opt for one- or two-year career-oriented programs, certificate programs, courses designed for personal enrichment, two-year college transfer programs, and different adult education options. In addition to more traditional daytime class schedules, working adults may choose to complete their education strictly in the evenings.

Academics at Guilford aim to build upon the student’s previous knowledge and further their interest and expertise about their chosen field. Often students choose to continue on to pursue their four-year degrees at other institutes of higher education, but two year terminal degrees are also offered. Areas of study include:

  • Arts & Sciences
  • Biological Technologies
  • Business Technologies
  • Commercial Artistic Production Technologies
  • Construction Technologies
  • Developmental Education
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Health Sciences
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Public Service Technologies
  • Transportation Systems Technologies
  • Most Popular Fields of Study


    To gain admission to the college, degree-, certificate-, and diploma-seeking students must:

  • Submit a GTCC application.
  • Send an official high school or GED transcript to the Admissions Office, as well as an official transcript from any colleges previously attended.
  • Make an appointment with an admissions counselor to determine if any placement tests are required.
  • Students seeking special credit (non-degree seeking) must:

  • Submit a GTCC application.
  • Send/bring in transcripts and proof of having completed any prerequisites.
  • Current high school/homeschooled students are eligible to take classes at GTCC while still in high school. Prospective students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of enrollment. These students must submit a letter from their principal stating that the student has permission to register. Homeschooled students must get a card from the Department of Public Instruction stating that their homeschool is certified.

    When coming to Guilford to enroll in classes, it is imperative to bring a copy of previous high school or college transcripts. Likewise, students must supply proof that they have fulfilled all prerequisites when attempting to enroll in particular courses.

    Financial Aid

    All students seeking financial aid must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The Office of Financial Aid is staffed with profession, courteous people willing to answer any questions regarding the application process.

    Student Financial Aid Details

    Ranks 3450th for the average student loan amount.
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    Local Community

    The local community of Jamestown is close-knit (population: 3,000 according to the 2000 census), with roots that can be traced all the way back to the Keyauwee Indians’ occupation in the early 1700s. Inhabitants have always enjoyed the region’s verdant forested areas, the beautiful Deep and Uwharrie Rivers, and the moderate climate. The arrival of the first European settlers to the area in the later 1700s saw many Quaker families establish themselves in Jamestown. Today, inhabitants strive to protect and honor their heritage, and visitors enjoy the many churches, antiques stores, and Southern cooking that can be found around town. Historic sites include the Madison Lindsay House, the Oakdale Store, Magnolia Farms, the Town Hall Sign, the Mendenhall Plantation, the Old Mill, and the First Town Hall and Fire Department.

    Information Summary

    Ranks 78th in North Carolina and 2391st 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 4 0.03

    Student Enrollment Demographics

    Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

    Reported area around or near Jamestown, NC 27282
    Surrounding communityMidsize suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
    Total Population11,627 (10,763 urban / 864 rural)
    Households4,519 (2.57 people per house)
    Median Household Income$66,956
    Families3,421 (2.98 people per family)

    Carnegie Foundation Classification

    Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
    Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
    EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
    Size & SettingLarge two-year

    General Characteristics

    Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
    Highest offeringAssociate's degree
    Calendar SystemSemester
    Years of college work requiredN/A
    Variable Tuition
    Religious AffiliationN/A
    Congressional District3706

    Special Learning Opportunities

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

    Student Tuition Costs and Fees

    Ranks 3899th for total cost of attendance
      In District In State Out of State
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,288 $2,288 $8,432
    FT Undergraduate Required Fees $174 $174 $174
    PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $72 $72 $264
    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 $3,580 $3,580 $9,724
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,048 $19,048 $25,192
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,620 $11,620 $17,764

    Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

    Prior year cost comparison
      In District In State Out of State
    Published Tuition & Fees $2,314 $2,382 $2,314 $2,382 $8,458 $8,526
      Cost (regardless of residency)
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Books & Supplies $1,084 $1,104
    On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
    On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,542 $7,839
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $8,487 $8,838
    Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $8,487 $8,838

    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

    Faculty Compensation / Salaries

    Ranks 3487th for the average full-time faculty salary.
    Effective as of 2014-09-20
    Tenure system N/A
    Average FT Salary $49,794 ($51,251 male / $47,791 female)
    Number of FT Faculty 318 (166 male / 152 female)
    Number of PT Faculty 425
    FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
    Total Benefits $7,793,726

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