Forsyth Tech Fast Facts

  • 200+ Curriculum Programs
  • 64 Associate in Applied Science Degrees
  • 4 College Transfer Degrees; Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Engineering, and Science
  • 35 Diplomas
  • 83 Certificates
  • 24 Programs available entirely online
Economic & Workforce Development
  • Business and Industry Training
  • Computer Technology
  • Customized and Corporate Training
  • Distance Learning Opportunities – Online Classes
  • Educational Career Center/JobLink
  • Health, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Service Operations
  • International Center
  • Industrial Technology
  • Literacy Education and ESL
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Professional Development
  • Small Business Center – Entrepreneurial Training & Counseling Services
  • Vocational and Technical Programs
Named Programs
  • Blynn Holocaust Collection
  • Richard Childress Race Car Technology Program
  • Joyce E. Glass Associate Degree Nursing Program
  • Robert F. Joyce School of Justice
  • Len B. Preslar, Jr. School of Allied Health
  • Paul M. Wiles School of Nursing
  • BB&T Biotechnology
  • Wells Fargo Nanotechnology Program
Endowed Programs
  • Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant Program
  • James A. Rousseau II Minority Male Mentoring Program
  • Montgomery Tucker Fund
  • Shugart Women’s Center at Forsyth Tech
  • Thomas H. Davis iTEC Center
  • William Henry Moser Family Paralegal Program
Learning Resources
  • Library Collection: more than 46,000 books, 25,000 e-books, 176 periodical subscriptions, and more than 18,000 online periodical resources.
  • Learning Center: features tutoring services, academic testing make-up, and computer labs.
  • Mechtild Montgomery Language Lab: contains 20 computers with access to Rosetta Stone software.
  • Cooperative (Co-op) Education program: allows Forsyth Tech students to integrate classroom study with supervised, work-related learning in an actual work environment.
  • Distance Learning Courses: deliver instructional content by interactive televideo, Web conference, online or hybrid
  • Number of Credit Students Served: 13,036
  • Number of Graduates: 1,458
  • 947 Associate Degrees, 193 Diplomas and 318 Certificates totaling 1,458 credentials
Student Achievement Goals
  • North Carolina Community Colleges (NCCCS) track student progress across colleges in the state annually. For the full report on the 2013-2014 year, view here: PDF pdf[1]
  • Forsyth Tech students are above the NCCCS average in GED Pass Rate
  • Forsyth Tech students are above the NCCCS average in Transfer Performance
  • Forsyth Tech students have exceeded the NCCCS goal in Licensure Pass Rate
  • Black, Non-Hispanic: 29%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Other/Unknown/Multiple: 7%
  • White, Non-Hispanic: 56%
  • Average age: 29
  • Female: 60%, Male: 40%
  • Employed, at least part time: 55%
  • From Forsyth County: 67%, From Stokes County: 7%, Other: 26%
  • Students enrolled full time: 42%
  • Students enrolled part time: 58%
  • Students receiving financial aid: 55%
  • Number of Economic & Workforce Development Students Served: Duplicated: 49,590 Unduplicated: 19,974
Annual Budget (July 2013-June 2014)
  • Total Budget: $114,730,862
  • Full-time employees: 562
  • Part-time employees: 956
Economic Impact Study
  • The Economic Impact study was conducted in the 2013-2014 fiscal year and assesses the impact of Forsyth Tech as a whole on the regional economy and the benefits the school generated. To view the full study, see attached: PDF pdf[1]
  • Total impact on the Forsyth Tech Service Area economy: $447.0 million
  • This added regional income of $447 million created by Forsyth Tech is equal to approximately 1.8% of the total gross regional product of the Forsyth Tech Service Area, and is equivalent to creating 6,499 new jobs
  • In return for the money students invest to earn their degrees, they will receive a present value of $479 million in increased earnings over their working lives
  • The net present value of the added tax revenue stemming from the students’ higher lifetime incomes and the increased output of businesses amounts to $235.1 million in benefits to taxpayers
Outstanding Facts
  • Largest Health Technology program at a NC community college and designated a mentor program by NCCCS as result of 99.6% combined licensure and certification rate for all 16 health programs.
  • Home to National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce, key part of the NC Community College System’s BioNetwork workforce training and education resource.
  • Only degreed community college Nanotechnology Program in the southeast.
  • Richard Childress Race Car Technology Program first and only AAS in Race Car Technology program in NC; appointed a Center of Excellence for motor sports by former Governor Beverly Perdue.
  • Automotive Systems Technology program one of only 35 nationwide that partners with Toyota’s T-Ten Training Center.
  • One of first four colleges in U.S. to pilot National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)-Endorsed Skills Certification System created by Manufacturing Institute; as a result, students have been awarded more than 700 third- party certifications.
  • Early College of Forsyth named by Newsweek in top 1% of U.S. high schoolsand listed as one of top 10 Early Colleges in NC by New Schools Project
  • Architecture & Interior Design students took 1st place in NC’s Green Building Council competition four years in a row.
  • Broadcast & Production students won 2nd and 3rd place in Skills USA national competition.
  • Only college in NC designated as an Electrical Lineman Accredited Training & Education facility by the NCCER.
  • First NC community college Cybersecurity Program named Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education by National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • Digital Effects & Animation (DEA) Program first U.S. community college named Toon Boom Centre of Excellence.
  • Transportation Technology student won first place in American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) National Student Technician Competition.

Download the PDF version: PDF pdf[1]