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Atlanta Metropolitan College (AMSC)

1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta Metropolitan College, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a public four year institution founded in 1974. The school is part of the University System of Georgia, which manages public education institutions of higher learning throughout the state. Originally a community college and was originally known as Atlanta Junior College, changing its name in 1988 and becoming a state college in 2011 which allows the school to offer bachelor's degrees as part of the  educational programs offered by the school.

Academics

Atlanta Metropolitan primarily offers two year degrees and certificates. Some programs are aimed at preparing students for transfer to four year institutions, allowing them to complete their first two years at low cost and enter into the subsequent school as juniors. Other programs prepare individuals for long term careers in a given industry or field, offering skill and ability training and education to prepare students for the type of tasks and work required in that field.  Bachelor degree programs are applied for separately, requiring students to meet certain minimum requirements for consideration, after which the student will take on a curriculum that includes general education courses, upper and lower division courses related to one's major, and electives that round out one's education.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Admissions to AMC is dependent on the type of program one pursues, with associate degrees and certificate programs utilizing an open enrollment policy that admits any individual who is at least eighteen years of age or having a high school diploma. Bachelor degree programs are more stringent, requiring review of applicant's transcripts, essays, and overall application to be considered for admission. Financial aid is available in the form of loans grants and scholarships, which are awarded based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,300-$2,800
    • Out-of-State: $8,700-$10,390
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $97-$120 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $360-$430 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships91%$5,514
Receiving Student Loans23%$3,337

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Atlanta Metropolitan College may provide student services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Georgia, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 AMSCFulton CountyGeorgia
Graduation Rate8.7%-15.2%
Transfer-out Rate17.4%-21.5%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Atlanta Metropolitan College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
95%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
18:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,395