Photo of 200 graduates during spring commencement

Site Names Chattahoochee Tech a Top Affordable College

(Acworth, Ga. – Aug. 10, 2017)

In a recent study by, an independent college search and rankings organization, Chattahoochee Technical College was named one of the top 50 most affordable community colleges in the U.S.

According to, the study calculated the average yearly net price using relevant education costs divided by the number of students in a specific academic year.

Chattahoochee Technical College was ranked No. 10 in the study. In addition, nine other Georgia colleges made the list.

According to the study on, “The United States is home to over 1,200 colleges offering at least one distance education degree program, some of which offer online degrees. From this group of 1,200-plus colleges, just over 400 are public or private nonprofit community colleges.

“CCs (community colleges) are arguably an underrated factor in getting a post-secondary education at an affordable price. They are typically cheaper for an associate degree than at a four-year college”

The ranking in comes in addition to CTC being named the largest technical college in the state of Georgia and the ninth largest college overall in the state.

Photo of 200 graduates during spring commencement
Just under 200 graduates from the college’s six-county service area walked the stage during CTC’s spring commencement, held in May, at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville, and more than 500 petitioned to graduate. Chattahoochee Tech recently was named the ninth most-affordable college in the U.S. and is the largest technical college in the state of Georgia.

“Being recognized for our affordability is important because it provides an incentive for students to pursue an education with Chattahoochee Tech,” CTC President Dr. Ron Newcomb said. “However, the overall intent of enrolling at CTC is to graduate with a skillset that will allow for greater opportunity in employment. By offering low-cost tuition and fees alongside a flexible class schedule and a direct pipeline to employment upon graduation, Chattahoochee Tech has established itself as a viable resource for anyone looking to improve their quality of life.”

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