Forsyth Technical Community College

2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, NC 27103-5197

School Details

Forsyth Technical Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1960, FTCC has eight locations throughout North Carolina and offers a multitude of academic programs. Students can earn an associate degree in 68 areas, participate in 21 college transfer programs and also choose between 74 post-secondary certificates and 38 diplomas.  Additionally, FTCC offers 21 programs entirely online. Forsyth Technical Community College serves the counties of Stokes and Forsyth. Forsyth Technical Community College is a part of the North Carolina Community College system and is one of the largest colleges. Forsyth Technical Community College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Forsyth Technical Community College is a medium institution with a little under 10,000 undergraduate students. In five years, from 2006 to 2011, the college enrollment grew over 50 percent. Around 45 percent of students are full-time and about 55 percent are classified as part-time. The average age of the FTCC student population is 28 years old. There are more female to male students and the gender ratio is about 60:40. Around 45 percent of the student body is comprised of minorities and includes Native American, African American, Hispanic and Asian ethnicities. Although FTCC serves individuals primarily from Forsyth and Stokes County, around 20 percent of students live outside the area. 

FTCC offers several student services in the form of economic and workforce development. Some of these services include professional development, entrepreneurial training, educational career center, and business and industry training. Forsyth Technical Community College is an open enrollment institution.

Tuition at Forsyth Technical College is determine on a per credit hour basis. Cost per credit hour is $69 and $261 for in- and out-of-state students respectively. A full semester load of 12 to 15 credits for an in-state student ranges from $828 and $1,035. Out-of-state students full semester costs for 12 to 15 credit hours is $3,132 and $3,915. 

Financing tuition costs can be a stressful time and students are encouraged to take advantage of all of the financial aid resources available to them. Students can apply to a variety of scholarships and grants and also for Federal Student Aid and private loans. Students applying for federal financial aid should apply as soon as possible after January 1st. FTCC also offers several payment plan options if paying in full is not possible for some individuals. Students can utilize an online monthly payment plan that will allow students to conveniently pay tuition in installments.

Forsyth Community College offers a wide variety of degrees and certificate programs. Students earn degrees in areas such as computer information, entrepreneurship, business administration, financial services, project management technology, and many others. Student pursuing an associate degree must complete an average minimum of 64 credit hours to finish the program.

Students interested in a degree or program from Forsyth Technical Community College should request more information.




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    Public, 2-year
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    Associate's degree
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