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West Georgia Technical College is a public institution located in Waco, Georgia. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of West Georgia Technical College.

1,754 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,400 Avg In-State Tuition

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West Georgia Technical College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at West Georgia Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Value Electronics Maintenance & Repair Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Ground Transportation Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Transportation & Materials Moving Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Dental Support Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value Precision Metal Working Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value Precision Production Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards West Georgia Technical College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#9 Highest Paid Electronics Maintenance & Repair Graduates College Factual
#14 Best Value Colleges for Laboratory Technician College Factual
#18 Best Value Colleges for Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science College Factual
#36 Best Value Colleges for Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician College Factual
#41 Best Value Colleges for Health Care Management College Factual
#89 Best Value Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual

Where Is West Georgia Technical College?

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Contact details for West Georgia Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 176 Murphy Campus Blvd., Waco, GA 30182
Phone: 770-537-6000
Website: https://www.westgatech.edu/

Can I Afford West Georgia Technical College?

$2,400 In-State Tuition
14% Take Out Loans
16.9% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time West Georgia Technical College students paid $100 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $200 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,400 $4,800
Fees $652 $652
Books and Supplies $1,219 $1,219

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 West Georgia Technical College, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $4,338 a year. That adds up to $17,352 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at West Georgia Technical College is 16.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

West Georgia Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,754 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,437 undergraduate students at West Georgia Technical College, with 1,754 being full-time and 4,683 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,754 full-time undergraduates at West Georgia Technical College, 38% are male and 62% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of West Georgia Technical College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 28
Black or African American 528
Hispanic or Latino 139
White 985
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 74

Online Learning at West Georgia Technical College

2,726 Took All Classes Online
4,626 Took At Least One Class Online
42.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,626 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at West Georgia Technical College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 11th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of West Georgia Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at West Georgia Technical College was 42.2%. This is the #626 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at West Georgia Technical College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of West Georgia Technical College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Medical Administrative Services 43%
Health Care Management 75%
Health Information Management 75%
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 10%
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at West Georgia Technical College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at West Georgia Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health Information Management #22
Health Care Management #65
Health & Medical Administrative Services #183

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

West Georgia Technical College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Welding Technology/Welder 256 0 20 276
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 183 0 0 183
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 101 0 56 157
Truck & Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor 142 0 0 142
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 111 0 11 122
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 74 0 16 90
Dental Assisting/Assistant 79 0 0 79
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology 61 0 6 67
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 37 0 0 37
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 34 0 0 34
Computer Installation & Repair Technology/Technician 32 0 0 32
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 13 11 7 31
Radiologic Technology 3 27 0 30
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 29 0 0 29
Health Information Management 21 0 7 28
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 27 0 0 27
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician 15 0 11 26
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 23 0 0 23
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 7 0 16 23
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 16 1 4 21
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 20 0 0 20
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 19 0 0 19
Laboratory Technician 0 17 0 17
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 17 17
Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist 15 0 0 15
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 14 0 14
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0 13 0 13
Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields 8 3 0 11
Surgical Technology 0 0 11 11
General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 7 3 0 10
Other Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 8 0 0 8
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 8 8
Health Care Management 0 8 0 8
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 8 0 0 8
Mammography Technician/Technology 4 0 0 4
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 0 3 1 4
Electrician 2 0 1 3
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering Technology 1 0 0 1
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 1 0 0 1
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 1 0 0 1
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 0 0 0 0
General Drafting & Design Technology 0 0 0 0
Instrumentation Technology 0 0 0 0
Physical Therapy Assistant 0 0 0 0
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 0 0 0 0
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 0 0 0 0
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,358 100 192 1,650

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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