Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston-Salem, NC 27103
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Forsyth Technical Community College is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This school was established back in 1960 but has changed names multiple times and has become a more robust academic institution over the years. Currently, this school serves over 11,000 credit students and there are more than 20,000 other students taking non-credit, continuing education, or workforce development courses. The school even offers online degrees for the sake of convenience. This college has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The Forsyth Technical Community College nursing program gives students the chance to pursue associate’s degrees in nursing and prepare for all of the rigors of being registered nurses. Students will be taught how to deal with a number of different situations and will learn to effectively meet the needs of patients. The coursework will teach nursing students how to become an important part of an interdisciplinary team. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. This nursing program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students7,756
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 12 96
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 45
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 91.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 95.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1968 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$76/credit
In State Students$76/credit
Out of State Students$268/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,420 $3,420 $12,060
ADN 70 $5,320 $5,320 $18,760
BSN 125 $9,500 $9,500 $33,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 72% of Forsyth Technical Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 53% $4,047
Other Federal Grant 3% $1,079
State Grant & Scholarships 20% $1,093
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 1% $588
Federal Student Loans 71% $3,844
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,419
$30,001 to $48,000$6,052
$48,001 to $75,000$6,567
$75,001 to $110,000$9,302
Over $110,000$10,063

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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