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Columbus Technical College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Columbus Technical College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Columbus Technical College Ranked?

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2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Columbus Technical College was awarded 234 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other mechanic and repair technologies/technicians.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Columbus Technical College as #453 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Columbus Technical College held the #1,208 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Columbus Technical College also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Columbus Technical College?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Columbus Technical College, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about Columbus Technical College admissions.

Columbus Technical College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Columbus Technical College is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Columbus Technical College is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbus Technical College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Columbus Technical College this rate is 51%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  51 out of 100

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Columbus Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,999 undergraduates at Columbus Technical College with 944 being full-time and 2,055 being part-time.

How Much Does Columbus Technical College Cost?

The overall average net price of Columbus Technical College is $2,428. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Columbus Technical College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Columbus Technical College, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $5,061 a year. That adds up to $20,244 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Columbus Technical College is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Columbus Technical College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Columbus Technical College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,622 in their early years. This is about 26% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Columbus Technical College make the most money.

Location of Columbus Technical College

Columbus Technical College is a public institution located in Columbus, Georgia. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Columbus Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 928 Manchester Expy, Columbus, GA 31904-6572
Phone: 706-649-1800

Columbus Technical College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Accounting 5 NA
General Biology 0 NA
Business Administration & Management 0 NA
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 NA
Hospitality Management 0 NA
Human Resource Management 0 NA
Computer Software & Applications 0 NA
Computer Systems Networking 0 NA
Data Processing 0 NA
Information Technology 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Columbus Technical College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Columbus Technical College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 2,112 students took at least one online class at Columbus Technical College. This is an increase from the 1,597 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,112 1,108
2018-2019 1,597 344
2017-2018 1,352 318
2016-2017 1,123 312
2015-2016 1,306 505

Learn more about online learning at Columbus Technical College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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