Gwinnett Tech Named 12th Largest College or University in Georgia

Gwinnett Technical College continues to be a leader in metro Atlanta higher education, according to the 2015 Book of Lists published by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Named Georgia’s third largest technical college based on enrollment from the 2014-2015 school year and the college moved to 12th largest college or university with an enrollment of more than 7,000 students for Fall Semester 2015. 

“While students and parents often look beyond numbers to evaluate the strength of a post-secondary education, rankings by various organizations, including the Atlanta Business Chronicle, provide measures that may be helpful in evaluating a college,” said Gwinnett Tech President Dr. Glen Cannon. “Enrollment growth indicates that the community is heeding the message about the vital importance of higher education. The direct impact of a highly skilled and educated workforce on the local and state economy is a strong one that continues to be the cornerstone of what we do at Gwinnett Tech. Education continues to be invaluable for individuals and their families.”

The overall college or university ranking of 12th is the second highest for a technical college on the list that includes 25 schools overall, including six technical colleges. According to the list, more than 7,000 students enrolled at Gwinnett Tech during Fall 2015 semester. At the time, Gwinnett Technical College only had one campus, which is located at 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. In January 2016, the college opened a second campus in Alpharetta.

The College offers more than 150 different programs of study at the associate degree, diploma and technical certificate level. Additionally, Gwinnett Tech offers hundreds of continuing education seminars and workshops to improve job skills and provide specialized training. Adult education programs are very popular, including classes for GED preparation and to help with English language literacy skills.

Throughout its 30-year history, Gwinnett Tech has expanded to include a variety of new facilities. Key additions include the George Busbee International Center for Workforce Development, the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center, and the Life Sciences Center, offering more than 3,000 students each year health science offerings for in-demand careers. The Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus includes the first campus building on the 25-acre site.  The three-story building is approximately 95,000 square feet, housing classrooms, science and computer labs and administrative offices.

For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.

February 26, 2016