Special Populations Office at CGTC Helps College Earn Top-10 Recognition

April 27, 2018

Warner Robins, Ga. – A distance education college ranking resource website recently determined Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) to be Top-10 in the nation for its service to non-traditional career students and other special populations at large.

OnlineColleges.com found the sustained resources and early interventions of the Special Populations Office of the College to be crucial in determining its ranking. The ranking included reported data for distance education learners.

“CGTC makes our list for the features it offers to Special Populations — economically disadvantaged, special needs, single parent, displaced homemaker, dislocated worker or nontraditional career populations. Its Special Populations Connections blog helps connect these students to each other and useful resources, and the school offers assistance with book purchases, career guidance and assessment, and language translation services. And the college’s T.E.A.M.S. program works to provide early intervention services for students who may be struggling to succeed in school,” reads a blurb under the ranking.

Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics and editorial criteria, OnlineColleges created this ranking of the 20 best distance education programs for nontraditional adult students.

As it pertains specifically to adult learners, ages 25 and older, just over 20 percent of these students obtained a degree in the 2016-2018 academic year. Twenty percent is Top-5 among the colleges ranked. Adult learners form a little less than half of the college’s distance education population.

For the full rankings visit, https://www.onlinecolleges.com/rankings/best-online-colleges-for-nontraditional-students.html

About Special Populations

The mission of the Special Populations Office is to provide student-centered comprehensive programs, services, and events that promote equity, enhance the educational experience, foster success, and contribute to the economic self-sufficiency of students who are members of special populations.