West Georgia Technical College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,400
12.4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$2,270
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
16.9%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
7,074
24.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
33.7%
162 Graduates

About

West Georgia Technical College is a higher education institution located in Haralson County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at West Georgia Technical College were .

In 2019, 2,467 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at West Georgia Technical College. 53.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,497 degrees), 2.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (691 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at West Georgia Technical College is $2,400, which is $−5,424 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at West Georgia Technical College is $2,400, which is $−5,424 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $2,270.

In 2019, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,400
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at West Georgia Technical College was $2,400. The cost of tuition at West Georgia Technical College is $−5,424 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$2,270
2019 Value
35.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 West Georgia Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $2,270. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of West Georgia Technical College grew by 35.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,200
Room and Board
$1,247
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at West Georgia Technical College was of $5,200 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,247. The cost of room and board decreased by 20.9% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at West Georgia Technical College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.25% with respect to 2018, when 80% 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.
16.9%
2017 Default Rate
162
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at West Georgia Technical College was 16.9%, which represents 162 out of the 956 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

West Georgia Technical College has a total enrollment of 7,074 students. The full-time enrollment at West Georgia Technical College is 1,739 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,335. This means that 24.6% 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 56.8% White, 30.6% Black or African American, 7.14% Hispanic or Latino, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0848% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at West Georgia Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Black or African American Female (22.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

24.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at West Georgia Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,074 students. The full-time enrollment at West Georgia Technical College is 1,739 and the part-time enrollment is 5,335. This means that 24.6% of students enrolled at West Georgia Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
2019 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 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
  1. White
    4,020
  2. Black or African American
    2,163
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    505

The enrolled student population at West Georgia Technical College is 56.8% White, 30.6% Black or African American, 7.14% Hispanic or Latino, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.29% Asian, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0848% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 62 students (0.876%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 155 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 (1,497 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (691 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at West Georgia Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (354 degrees awarded), Transportation (166 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (405 degrees).

Workforce

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 Registered nurses (1,378,022 people), Medical & health services managers (146,305 people), Pharmacists (133,927 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (129,399 people), and Physicians (100,105 people).

The most specialized majors at West Georgia Technical College are Precision Production (354 degrees awarded), Transportation (166 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (405 degrees), Human Sciences (109 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (219 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Georgia Technical College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at West Georgia Technical College are Precision Production (354 degrees awarded), Transportation (166 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (405 degrees), Human Sciences (109 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (219 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at West Georgia Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,459,059 people), Elementary & secondary schools (272,848 people), Outpatient care centers (232,583 people), Offices of physicians (220,230 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (140,826 people).

The most specialized majors at West Georgia Technical College are Precision Production (354 degrees awarded), Transportation (166 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (405 degrees), Human Sciences (109 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (219 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at West Georgia Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,156
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,311
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,156 degrees were awarded to men at West Georgia Technical College, which is 0.882 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,311).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 294 degrees were awarded to men at West Georgia Technical College in Welding Technology, which is 10.5 times more than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 247 degrees were awarded to women at West Georgia Technical College in Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant, which is 10.7 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 20% 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, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at West Georgia Technical College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.85% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,497 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    691 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    164 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at West Georgia Technical College is white (1,497 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (691 degrees).

0.77% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    762 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    735 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    397 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at West Georgia Technical College is white female (762 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (735 degrees).

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Operations

West Georgia Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, West Georgia Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $43.7M. West Georgia Technical College employs 144 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at West Georgia Technical College are Female Instructors (92), Male Instructors(52), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Georgia Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 89 employees, Service, with 30 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

West Georgia Technical College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of West Georgia Technical College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $220k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, West Georgia Technical College received $220k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.1M
2019 Salaries
4.04%
decline from 2018

In 2019, West Georgia Technical College paid a median of $21.1M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($43.7M) and a 4.04% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.72% decline from 2017 and a 1.72% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.45M
Instructional Salaries
144
Number of Employees

In 2019, West Georgia Technical College paid a total of $7.45M to 144 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
144 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
89 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at West Georgia Technical College were Instructor with 144 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at West Georgia Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 89 employees; Service with 30 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at West Georgia Technical College was Female Instructor with 92 employees, Male Instructor with 52 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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