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 Southwest Georgia Technical College

Southwest Georgia Technical College - Thomasville, GA

15689 US Hwy 19 North, Thomasville, Georgia 31792-9960

General information:(229)225-4096
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:1,764( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Small
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,043 $2,268 $2,048 11%
Out-of-state $3,843 $4,293 $3,848 12%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $900 33%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,750 $6,750 $5,140 24%
Other $2,175 $2,175 $2,175 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,175 $2,175 $2,175 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,243 $3,468 $2,948 50%
Off Campus $12,168 $12,393 $10,263 20%
Off Campus with Family $5,418 $5,643 $5,123 0%
On Campus $5,043 $5,493 $4,748 25%
Off Campus $13,968 $14,418 $12,063 17%
Off Campus with Family $7,218 $7,668 $6,923 17%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,800
In-state fees $248
Out-of-state tuition $3,600
Out-of-state fees $248
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 125 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 125 95% $706,934 $5,655
Federal grants 90 69% $457,103 $5,079
Pell grants 89 68% $431,549 $4,849
Other federal grants 21 16% $25,554 $1,217
State/local government grant or scholarships 118 90% $248,568 $2,107
Institutional grants or scholarships 5 4% $1,263 $253
Student loan aid 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Federal student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,530 91% $7,569,438 $4,947
Pell grants 1,022 61% $4,930,106 $4,824
Federal student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $3,658 $3,875 $3,781
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $2,541 $2,589 $2,338
$30,001 - $48,000 $3,991 $3,812 $2,536
$48,001 - $75,000 $5,291 $5,280 $4,409
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,764
Undergraduate enrollment 1,764
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 506
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 11 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1997 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

10/01/2004 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 241
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

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Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology86--
Category total86--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping53-1
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-3-8
Business Administration and Management, General46-5
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-2--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services14---
Category total2314-14
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications3073-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician-31-
Category total30104-
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total7--13
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching305-23
Educational/Instructional Technology10---
Category total405-23
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD2---
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician10---
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General131-5
Category total251-5
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing2---
Category total2---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other22---
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-4--
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)174-6
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General71---
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--30-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist18---
Medical/Clinical Assistant-5-13
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide47---
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-1-7
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist24---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-8--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-51--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-25--
Surgical Technology/Technologist-2-8
Category total1991003034
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies305-12
Category total305-12
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician5---
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician24---
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General2---
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/22--17
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other-4--
Category total534-17
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General49--39
Category total49--39
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder91--12
Category total91--12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work, Other-9--
Category total-9--
Grand total55715434169