Columbus Technical College

Columbus Technical College

Columbus Technical College, also referred to as Columbus Tech, is located in Columbus, Georgia, United States. It was founded in the year 1961. It was started as a unit of the Muscogee County school District and was known as Columbus Area Vocational Technical School. Columbus Tech grants its students associate degrees and technical certificates in a range of study areas. Columbus Tech is organized into the following academic schools:

  • School of Applied Business
  • School of Economic Development
  • School of General Studies
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Professional and Technical Services

Columbus Tech hosts several student clubs and organizations on campus. Some of the popular organizations are the American Welding Society, Student Nurses' Association, National Technical Honor Society, Phi Beta Lambda, and International Student Association.

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Columbus Technical College
928 Manchester Expy
Columbus , GA 31904-6572
General Phone: (706) 649-1800

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Columbus Tech Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management328logistics, operations management, business administration, accounting technology, call center operation, banking, insurance
Medical Support and Technology160dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, health diagnostic professions, ...
Mechanics and Repair137computer repair, appliance repair, HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Nursing and Emergency Medicine128registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Computer Science and Engineering108data processing tech, web design, computer networking
Medical Administration51medical office management, medical office assistant, medical receptionist
Office and Administration47administrative assistant, general office occupations
Production Trades31machine shop assistant, welding, cabinetmaking
Beauty and Cosmetology30cosmetology
Hospitality21hospitality management
Education and Teaching20early childhood education
Engineering Technician15electronics tech, drafting
Construction Trades15carpentry
Landscaping and Horticulture15applied horticulture, landscaping
Family and Social Work5child care provider

Number of programs and degrees for Columbus Tech in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years20718
Associate's degree27223
Award of less than 1 academic year54029
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years926

Columbus Tech Student Body

In 2007-2008, Columbus Tech had a total enrollment of 3,604 students (2,910 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 43%
Black 47%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 12%
20-21 15%
22-24 15%
25-29 17%
30-34 12%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Columbus Tech Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 47 %
Part-Time 47 %

Columbus Tech Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Columbus, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Columbus Tech Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,552
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,104
Books and supplies $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Columbus Tech participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 562400)

Columbus Tech Faculty

Columbus Tech has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3049

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year32$55,38649$54,374
All faculty totalcalendar year32$55,38649$54,374

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Columbus Tech Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Logistics and Materials Management
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Mechanics And Repair
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Office Management/Administration
Medical Reception/Receptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

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Columbus Tech Highlights

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What Sets Columbus Tech Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 7%Columbus Tech Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Columbus Tech % of degrees in business and management
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Columbus Tech Number of degree programs
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Columbus Tech % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in hospitality
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 13%Columbus Tech % of degrees in hospitality
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Columbus Tech % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Columbus Tech % of degrees in medical administration
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Columbus Tech % of degrees in production trades
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Columbus Tech Minority % of student body
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Columbus Tech % students 40 years or older
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Columbus Tech Female % of student body
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Columbus Tech % of degrees in office and administration
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Columbus Tech Number of students

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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