Atlanta Tech Ranked as One of America's Best

Washington Monthly has just released its rankings of America's Best Community Colleges, and Atlanta Technical College has been named one of the best in the country.

According to the Washington, D.C.-based magazine, Atlanta Tech ranks 48th among all U.S. community colleges. The rankings were based on two sources: the Community College Survey of Student Engagement and graduation rate statistics compiled by the US Department of Education. Unlike the typical guidebooks that rank four-year colleges, these findings were entirely based on measures with a research-proven link to student success.

Atlanta Technical College offers more than 100 programs of study and awards associates degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. The College provides opportunities for education and career preparation in the areas of business and public service technologies, health and public safety technologies, and industrial and transportation technologies. During the 2009 academic year, Atlanta Tech experienced the third largest percent of growth among all technical colleges in the state.

Only one additional Georgia school, Georgia Military College, made Washington Monthly’s list. For a complete list of the Top 50 Community Colleges visit http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/rankings_2010/community_colleges.php.