West Georgia Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,400
2022 Average Net Price
$2,497
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.1%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
6,140
27% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.8%
153 Graduates

About

West Georgia Technical College is a higher education institution located in Haralson County, GA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at West Georgia Technical College were General Cosmetology (92 degrees awarded), Welding Technology (39 degrees), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (34 degrees).

In 2022, 2,496 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Georgia Technical College. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,444 degrees), 2.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (711 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Georgia Technical College is $2,400, which is $−5,712 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at West Georgia Technical College is $2,400, which is $−5,712 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $2,497.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending West Georgia Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at West Georgia Technical College was $2,400. The cost of tuition at West Georgia Technical College is $−5,712 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$2,497
2022 Value
17.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 West Georgia Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $2,497. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of West Georgia Technical College grew by 17.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,574
Room and Board
$1,219
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Georgia Technical College was of $5,574 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,219. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at West Georgia Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.1%
2019 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at West Georgia Technical College was 3.1%, which represents 25 out of the 807 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

West Georgia Technical College had a total enrollment of 6,140 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at West Georgia Technical College is 1,657 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,483. This means that 27% of students enrolled at West Georgia Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at West Georgia Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.1% White, 33.4% Black or African American, 9.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Two or More Races, 1.53% Asian, 0.391% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Georgia Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.9%) and White Male (22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Georgia Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,140 students. The full-time enrollment at West Georgia Technical College is 1,657 and the part-time enrollment is 4,483. This means that 27% of students enrolled at West Georgia Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at West Georgia Technical College was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), West Georgia Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,139 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,051 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    559 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at West Georgia Technical College is 51.1% White, 33.4% Black or African American, 9.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Two or More Races, 1.53% Asian, 0.391% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 37 students (0.603%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 210 more women than men received degrees from West Georgia Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at West Georgia Technical College is white (1,444 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (711 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at West Georgia Technical College is General Cosmetology (92 degrees awarded), followed by Welding Technology (39 degrees) and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (34 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at West Georgia Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (353 degrees awarded), Transportation (156 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (398 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Georgia Technical College are Other managers (47,019 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (39,922 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (33,989 people), Software developers (33,796 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (18,429 people).

The most specialized majors at West Georgia Technical College in 2022 are Precision Production (353 degrees awarded), Transportation (156 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (398 degrees), Human Sciences (140 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (293 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Georgia Technical College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at West Georgia Technical College are Precision Production (353 degrees awarded), Transportation (156 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (398 degrees), Human Sciences (140 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (293 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Georgia Technical College are Elementary & secondary schools (89,784 people), Computer Systems Design (50,277 people), Air transportation (36,971 people), Construction (35,709 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (30,769 people).

The most specialized majors at West Georgia Technical College are Precision Production (353 degrees awarded), Transportation (156 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (398 degrees), Human Sciences (140 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (293 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by West Georgia Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at West Georgia Technical College was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,143
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,353
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,143 degrees were awarded to men at West Georgia Technical College, which is 0.845 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,353).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 280 degrees were awarded to men at West Georgia Technical College in Welding Technology, which is 7.78 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 219 degrees were awarded to men at West Georgia Technical College in General Cosmetology, which is 43.8 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from West Georgia Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at West Georgia Technical College is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.31% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,444 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    711 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    212 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Georgia Technical College is white (1,444 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (711 degrees).

1.16% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    738 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    706 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    459 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at West Georgia Technical College is white male (738 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (706 degrees).

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Operations

West Georgia Technical College employs 134 Instructors. Most academics at West Georgia Technical College are Female Instructor (85), and Male Instructor (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Georgia Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 79 employees, Service, with 30 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$19.9M
2022 Salaries
4.07%
growth from 2021

In 2022, West Georgia Technical College paid a median of $19.9M in salaries, a 4.07% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.63M
Instructional Salaries
134
Number of Employees

In 2022, West Georgia Technical College paid a total of $7.63M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
134 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
79 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Georgia Technical College was Instructor with 134 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Georgia Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 79 employees, Service with 30 employees, and Management with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Georgia Technical College was Female Instructor with 85 employees, and Male Instructor with 49 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at West Georgia Technical College.

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