Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$2,136

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$2,345

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

13.6%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,936

23.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39%

98 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 2,085 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. 54.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,260 degrees), 2.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (607 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is $2,136, which is $-5,278 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is $2,136, which is $-5,278 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $2,345.

In 2017, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,136

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was $2,136. The cost of tuition at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is $-5,278 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$2,345

2017 Value

4.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $2,345. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College grew by 4.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,660

Room and Board

$1,276

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was of $4,660 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,276. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

N/A%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.08% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

13.6%

2016 Default Rate

8

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was 13.6%, which represents 8 out of the 59 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

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has a total enrollment of 3,936 students. The full-time enrollment at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is 909 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,027. This means that 23.1% of students enrolled at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.5% White, 31% Black or African American, 7.77% Hispanic or Latino, 1.27% Two or More Races, 0.838% Asian, 0.559% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.1%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Black or African American Female (20.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

23.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,936 students. The full-time enrollment at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is 909 and the part-time enrollment is 3,027. This means that 23.1% of students enrolled at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

2017 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 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Wiregrass Georgia Technical College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,265

  2. Black or African American

    1,222

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    306

The enrolled student population at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is 57.5% White, 31% Black or African American, 7.77% Hispanic or Latino, 1.27% Two or More Races, 0.838% Asian, 0.559% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.152% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 14 students (0.356%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 197 more women than men received degrees from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are white (1,260 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (607 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (186 degrees awarded), Precision Production (155 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (281 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 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are Police officers (116,248 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (73,016 people), Other managers (54,410 people), Social workers, all other (35,230 people), and Security guards & gaming surveillance officers (32,406 people).

The most specialized majors at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are Transportation (186 degrees awarded), Precision Production (155 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (281 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (287 degrees), and Human Sciences (86 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 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Medical & health services managers, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are Transportation (186 degrees awarded), Precision Production (155 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (281 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (287 degrees), and Human Sciences (86 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 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (284,102 people), Elementary & secondary schools (138,029 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (46,376 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (42,073 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (39,000 people).

The most specialized majors at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are Transportation (186 degrees awarded), Precision Production (155 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (281 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (287 degrees), and Human Sciences (86 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 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 944

  2. 1,141

In 2017, 944 degrees were awarded to men at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, which is 0.827 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,141).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 167 degrees were awarded to men at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, which is 8.79 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 178 degrees were awarded to women at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in General Cosmetology, which is 59.3 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%

100% Completion Time

28%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 9% of students graduating from Wiregrass Georgia Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,260 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    607 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    128 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is white (1,260 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (607 degrees).

0.432% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    645 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    615 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    361 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is white female (645 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (615 degrees).

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Operations

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $270k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-9.44k (-3.49%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $34.1M. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College employs 141 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are Female Instructors (84), Male Instructors(57), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 67 employees, Service, with 25 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$270k

2017 Endowment

3.57%

decline from 2016

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has an endowment valued at about $270k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College declined 3.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.39M lower than 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-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $69.4k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College received $69.4k 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

$14.7M

2017 Salaries

5.37%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College paid a median of $14.7M in salaries, which represents 43% of their overall expenditure ($34.1M) and a 5.37% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.661% growth from 2015 and a 2.83% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.26M

Instructional Salaries

141

Number of Employees

In 2017, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College paid a total of $6.26M to 141 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.95M (30.4%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

141 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

67 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College were Instructor with 141 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 67 employees; Service with 25 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was Female Instructor with 84 employees, Male Instructor with 57 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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