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Forsyth Technical Community College

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Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Overview
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Tuition & Fees

$6,751

Average Salary in 10 Years

$30,000
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Forsyth Technical Community College

Forsyth Technical Community College is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is a mid-size public school part of the North Carolina Community College System system and offers undergrad programs. It has 7,756 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, and Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields. 17% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $25,200.

About
🗺 2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103
🌐 www.forsythtech.edu/
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

17%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

19%

Women Graduation Rate

15%
Cost
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Can you afford to attend Forsyth Technical Community College?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$5,290
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$6,751
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$6,751
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$2,143
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$10,500
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$112
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Forsyth Technical Community College would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Forsyth Technical Community College Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

72%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

14%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Forsyth Technical Community College you can visit www.forsythtech.edu/apply/financial-aid/.

Forsyth Technical Community College Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $6,751
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $2,143
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Forsyth Technical Community College?

Forsyth Technical Community College students, on average, make $30,000 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 7-8 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 4% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Forsyth Technical Community College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Forsyth Technical Community College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

4.5%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Forsyth Technical Community College.

Median Earnings of Students from Forsyth Technical Community College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Forsyth Technical Community College.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Forsyth Technical Community College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Forsyth Technical Community College.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Forsyth Technical Community College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Forsyth Technical Community College.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Forsyth Technical Community College

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Forsyth Technical Community College.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Forsyth Technical Community College? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

4.4x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Forsyth Technical Community College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Forsyth Technical Community College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

3.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Forsyth Technical Community College. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Forsyth Technical Community College. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

11
students per faculty
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Forsyth Technical Community College?

No
Highest degree: Associate's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

7,756

Total Students

7,756
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

59%

Students over 25

42%

Student Median Household Income

$54,687
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

59%
of undergraduates

Men

41%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Forsyth Technical Community College has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 69 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 144 women.

International Students

1%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Forsyth Technical Community College

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Forsyth Technical Community College study?

Forsyth Technical Community College Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Forsyth Technical Community College are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  3. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  4. Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
  5. Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
Approximately 76% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Forsyth Technical Community College?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

60%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Students Who Transfer Out of Forsyth Technical Community College

21%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Forsyth Technical Community College has a retention rate of 60% for full-time undergrads, which is fairly low.

Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

851
11% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Forsyth Technical Community College has around 851 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 11% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Forsyth Technical Community College as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in North Carolina
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, North Carolina tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 46% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 50% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.