Press Release

Diverse Magazine names Atlanta Technical College one of the nation’s top associate degree producers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has recognized Atlanta Technical College (ATC) as one of the nation’s top associate degree producers in 2013.   The college ranked in the top 100 in twelve categories.

Each year, Diverse enlists the assistance of Dr. Victor Borden of Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis to examine the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education and develop a national report on the ability of the nation’s community colleges to award associate degrees to minorities.

ATC's highest ranking -- 14 out of 100 -- was in the number of African American students earning an associate degree in legal professions and studies.  The college also ranked 17th in the nation in the number of African Americans graduating with a degree in education.  Three programs, legal professions and studies; accounting and related services; and visual and performing arts, were recognized for having a graduation rate of 100 percent among the African American students in the cohort. 

ATC is ranked:

  • Degrees earned by African American students
    • 14th in legal professions and studies (100 % graduation rate)
    • 17th in education (97% percent graduation rate)
    • 23rd in accounting and related services (100 % graduation rate)
    • 26th in business operations support and assistant services (83 % graduation rate)
    • 29th in health and medical administrative services (92 % graduation rate)
    • 72nd in business management, marketing and related support services (89 % graduation rate)
    • 74th in visual and performing arts (100 % graduation rate)
  • Degrees earned by minority students including African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian American students
    • 40th in health and medical administrative services (92 % graduation rate)
    • 42nd in education (97 % graduation rate)
    • 44th in legal professions and studies (100 % graduation rate)
    • 49th in business operations support and assistant services (83 % graduation rate)
    • 78th in accounting and related services (100 % graduation rate)

For more information on the rankings, visit http://diverseeducation.com/top100