Albany Technical College (ATC) was recently ranked the number one technical college of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) in the “Best Community Colleges in Georgia” listing by Schools.com.
Albany Tech earned the ranking by offering reasonable tuition costs, life experience credit, weekend/evening degree plans, and on-campus daycare. ATC was also noticed as being number one in distance education participation, with its 58 percent online enrollment rate earning it the distinction of being the only technical college in the state to have more than half of its students taking distance education courses at least part-time.
The ranking also included ATC’s jobs for graduates. They noted that ATC graduated students at a higher rate than any other TCSG college, and 99.5 percent of their graduates in 2013 earned jobs after graduation, with an impressive 95.9 percent of those students landing jobs in their field.
Ranking methodology that Schools.com scored each college on included percentage of students enrolled in distance education; cost of attendance; student-to-faculty ratio; average retention rate for full- and part-time students; graduation rate in 200 percent of typical time over a two-year rolling average; job placement in relevant fields for the class of 2013; and flexibility score, based on three data points from the National Center for Education Statistics.
“Albany Technical College feels privileged to be recognized as the best technical college in Georgia,” said Dr. Anthony O. Parker, President of Albany Technical College. “We have worked hard to assist our graduates to have the best possible outcome after graduation. Matching talented, technically educated graduates to employers is the most important thing that we do.”
For more information and for the full listing, visit http://www.schools.com/articles/top-community-colleges-in-georgia#Methodology.