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Your Right To Know

The Higher Education Opportunity Act was designed to help students and parents make informed decisions about higher education. For more information about the Higher Education Opportunity Act, please refer to the U.S. Department of Education Website .

If you are having trouble accessing content (from an ADA-accessibility/Section 508 standpoint) on any page of this website, please email Jessica Felts at jfelts@athenstech.edu or call 706-583-2893.

NON-DISCRIMINATION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY NOTICE

As set forth in its student catalog, Athens Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Jessica Felts, Director of Student Support Services, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, Office K-614A, 706/583- 2893, jfelts@athenstech.edu;
  • Sherri Heath, Human Resources ; Title VI, Title VII, Title IX Coordinator (Employees), Office K-514, sheath@athenstech.edu, 706/583-2818;
  • and Lenzy Reid, Vice President of Student Affairs, Title IX (Students) Office H-774, 706/355- 5029, lreid@athenstech.edu, 800 U.S. Highway 29 North, Athens, GA 30601.

Athens Technical College is committed to creating an accessible online environment. If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request materials in an alternative format, please contact Jessica Felts, jfelts@athenstech.edu or 706-583-2893.

General Institutional Information

Student Achievement

Athens Technical College identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the college’s mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. ATC has identified the following performance indicators to show evidence of student success: IPEDS Graduation Rates, Fall-to-Fall Retention of Beginning Students, and Placement Rates.

In 2022, the Performance Improvement Committee was established for the purposes of monitoring performance measures and investigating root causes when measures fall short of benchmarks. The committee has agreed upon the benchmarks as shown. Historical data for achievement measures are shown going back to the academic year 2019.

IPEDS Graduation Rates

Academic Year Benchmark Actual Met/Not Met
2019 26% 40% Met
2020 29% 44% Met
2021 29% 37% Met
Rates are calculated based on a cohort of first-time, full-time students. Rates reflect the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the expected time to graduation. Benchmarks are based on the median rate for colleges similar to Athens Technical College. The graduation rates shown are the most recent available.

Retention Rate

Academic Year Benchmark Actual Met/Not Met
2019 65% 72.2% Met
2020 67% 75.7% Met
2021 62% 69.8% Met
2022 62% 65.9% Met
These rates are from the Technical College System of Georgia System Scorecard. The benchmark is the average rate for all 22 colleges in the system. Due to the pandemic, the retention benchmark was reduced to accommodate the loss of students.

Placement Rates of Graduates

Academic Year Benchmark Total Placement Rate Met/Not Met
2019 90% 93.2% Met
2020 92% 99.8% Met
2021 94% 96.7% Met
2022 96% 100.0% Met
Academic Year Benchmark Placed in Field Rate Met/Not Met
2019 88.6% 87.8% Not Met
2020 87.5% 92.3% Met
2021 86.8% 94.0% Met
2022 89.4% 98.8% Met
These rates are from the Technical College System of Georgia System Scorecard. The benchmark is the average rate for all 22 colleges in the system.

Licensure and Certification Pass Rates

Licensure and certification exam pass rates are not one of ATC’s measures of student achievement. However, these rates are likely to be of interest to students considering one of these programs. For that reason, the most recent pass rates posted here,

Program Exam Pass Rate Year
Dental Assisting Georgia Certified Dental Assistants and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Exam 100% 2021
Dental Assisting Dental Assisting National Board Exam 100% 2021
Dental Hygiene Georgia Clinical Board Exams and National Board Exams 100% 2022
Emergency Medical Technician National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Exam 100% 2022
Health Information Systems RHIT and CPC Exam 83.3% 2021
Licensed Practical Nursing Georgia Board of Nursing LPN Licensing Exam 80% 2021
Medical Assisting National Center for Competency Exam 94% 2021
Nursing NCLEX 98% 2021
Paramedicine National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Exam – Cognitive and Psychomotor 100% 2022
Physical Therapist Assistant National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) 100% 2022
Radiologic Technology ARRT Certification Exam 100% 2022
Surgical Technology Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Examination. 83% 2022
Veterinary Technology Veterinary Technician National Exam 100% 2022