West Georgia Technical College

Waco, GA 30182
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West Georgia Technical College is located in Waco, Georgia. This college is a part of the Technical College System of Georgia. WGTC can award students technical certificates, diplomas, and associate’s degrees. There are a number of different programs at this college allowing students to choose courses that will further their education in the right way. Those who are looking for new career opportunities will find the training that they need at this school. There are many academic courses to consider but there are also technical skills courses that will help lead students directly into lucrative new careers.

WGTC offers a great nursing program for its students too. There are three areas of study that fall under the nursing category. Students can choose from the CNA program, the practical nursing program, and the registered nursing program. All nursing students are going to receive the best educational opportunities while learning the newest nursing techniques. Nurses will need to showcase a deep commitment to continuous improvement in order to find success. The instructors will impart the right philosophy and the necessary practical skills in order for nursing students to succeed.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students6,682
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
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 11 59
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 46
Certificate 33 281
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 80.5%
  • NCLEX-RN: 88.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1998 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/26/2009 - 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).

Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates --

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$89/credit
In State Students$89/credit
Out of State Students$178/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 $4,005 $4,005 $8,010
ADN 70 $6,230 $6,230 $12,460
BSN 125 $11,125 $11,125 $22,250
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, 87% of West Georgia Technical 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 58% $4,912
Other Federal Grant 7% $450
State Grant & Scholarships 57% $2,039
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 18% $3,781
Private Loans -- $3,670


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$2,674
$30,001 to $48,000$3,123
$48,001 to $75,000$5,313
$75,001 to $110,000$7,502
Over $110,000$8,329

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Student Population













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: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Georgia state board of nursing.
West Georgia Technical College
176 Murphy Campus Blvd.
Waco, GA 30182

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