Columbus Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,400
2022 Average Net Price
$7,083
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
12.6%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,134
27.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
23%
52 Graduates

About

Columbus Technical College is a higher education institution located in Muscogee County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Columbus Technical College were Other Mechanic & Repair Technologies (235 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (50 degrees), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (24 degrees).

In 2022, 1,538 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbus Technical College. 68.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (649 degrees), 1.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (609 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Columbus 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 Columbus 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 $7,083.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Columbus Technical College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$2,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Columbus Technical College was $2,400. The cost of tuition at Columbus 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

$7,083
2022 Value
11.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Columbus Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,083. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Columbus Technical College grew by 11.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,190
Room and Board
$1,465
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Columbus Technical College was of $9,190 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 $1,465. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

100% of undergraduate students at Columbus Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.4% with respect to 2021, when 89% 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.
12.6%
2019 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Columbus Technical College was 12.6%, which represents 16 out of the 127 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

Columbus Technical College had a total enrollment of 3,134 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbus Technical College is 855 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,279. This means that 27.3% of students enrolled at Columbus Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbus Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.7% Black or African American, 31.6% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 0.479% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.223% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbus Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (31.6%), followed by White Female (24%) and Black or African American Male (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbus Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,134 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbus Technical College is 855 and the part-time enrollment is 2,279. This means that 27.3% of students enrolled at Columbus Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

42%
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 Columbus Technical College was 42%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Columbus 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. Black or African American
    1,557 enrolled students
  2. White
    990 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    358 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbus Technical College is 49.7% Black or African American, 31.6% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.56% Two or More Races, 1.15% Asian, 0.479% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.223% 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, 19 students (0.606%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 574 more women than men received degrees from Columbus Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbus Technical College is black or african american (649 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (609 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Columbus Technical College is Other Mechanic & Repair Technologies (235 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (50 degrees) and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (24 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbus Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (370 degrees awarded), Precision Production (61 degrees), and English (48 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 Columbus Technical College are Registered nurses (1,407,071 people), Medical & health services managers (156,910 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,610 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (142,173 people), and Pharmacists (135,703 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus Technical College in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (370 degrees awarded), Precision Production (61 degrees), English (48 degrees), Construction (34 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (97 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Columbus Technical College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Columbus Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (370 degrees awarded), Precision Production (61 degrees), English (48 degrees), Construction (34 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (97 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Columbus Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,520,687 people), Elementary & secondary schools (429,143 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (263,429 people), Outpatient care centers (252,090 people), and Offices of physicians (213,949 people).

The most specialized majors at Columbus Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (370 degrees awarded), Precision Production (61 degrees), English (48 degrees), Construction (34 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (97 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 Columbus Technical College.

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Columbus Technical College was Other Mechanic & Repair Technologies with 235 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

482
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,056
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 482 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus Technical College, which is 0.456 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,056).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus Technical College in HVAC Maintenance, which is 60 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 192 degrees were awarded to men at Columbus Technical College in Other Mechanic & Repair Technologies, which is 4.47 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 11% of students graduating from Columbus Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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

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American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Columbus Technical College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    649 degrees awarded
  2. White
    609 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    150 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbus Technical College is black or african american (649 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (609 degrees).

1.04% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    462 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    420 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    189 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbus Technical College is black or african american female (462 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (420 degrees).

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Operations

Columbus Technical College employs 91 Instructors. Most academics at Columbus Technical College are Female Instructor (59), and Male Instructor (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus Technical College are: Management, with 47 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Service with 15 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$13.3M
2022 Salaries
8.36%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Columbus Technical College paid a median of $13.3M in salaries, a 8.36% 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

$5.57M
Instructional Salaries
91
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbus Technical College paid a total of $5.57M to 91 employees working as instructors, which represents 42% 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
91 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbus Technical College was Instructor with 91 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbus Technical College were Management with 47 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees, and Service with 15 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 Columbus Technical College was Female Instructor with 59 employees, and Male Instructor with 32 employees.

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