West Georgia Technical College: Narrative Description

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303 Fort Dr.
LaGrange, GA 30240
Tel: (706)845-4323
Admissions: (706)837-4244
Fax: (706)845-4339
E-mail: lba[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.westgatech.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Total enrollment: 1,862. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. Full-time: 778 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 1,084 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 42% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 60% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $1008 full-time, $28 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2016 full-time, $56 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $138 full-time, $46 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Metro-Crime Prevention/Fall Festival in October, Trick or Treat Festival, Holiday Open House. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 19,683 books, 218 serials, and 525 audiovisual materials.

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