According to official data released on September 8, 2017 from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) data center, Southern Regional Technical College experienced the fourth largest rate of growth statewide when comparing Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 enrollment by adding 320 new students. The new students resulted in a nine percent increase in the size of the student body, which significantly outpaced the state average of two percent. The College also realized an increase in Full Time Equivalency (FTE) of 10.2%.
“For a college, increasing enrollment by any amount is no small feat. I want to thank our faculty and staff who work tirelessly to enroll, register, and instruct students. It is definitely true that it takes an entire college community to grow the enrollment and to help students be successful. The enrollment increases are good news for our college as we continue to become a larger and stronger institution and further iterate our mission to developing a skilled workforce for our service delivery area,” commented SRTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth.
SRTC saw their total enrollment rise to 3,882 students overall, with just over 1,400 of those students being dually enrolled, a total that well exceeded the previous high-water mark for the College. The Dual Enrollment program allows high school students to receive Carnegie unit credit from their respective high school and postsecondary credit hours from the College for the same course. With the recent changes to the program, any student enrolled in a Georgia high school (9th – 12th grade) that meets the dual enrollment and admission requirements of the College is eligible to participate in the program.
“Our faculty and staff are equally committed to helping each student achieve success, stay in school, and graduate on time. For new students enrolling at our college, they are seeing us as a first choice. Small classes supported by face-to-face and online tutoring, affordable tuition, financial aid, job placement, and excellent customer service are paramount in helping new students make their decisions,” commented Jim Glass, SRTC Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
SRTC’s dual enrollment program continues to grow into one of the largest statewide as they expand opportunities for high school students to earn college credit. “We value our partnerships with our area high schools and are committed to working with all stakeholders to strengthen those unions for future students,” commented Glass.
SRTC offers over 148 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu or call (888) 205 – 3449.