Interactive College of Technology Ranked in Top 20 Best Values for Colleges
Department of Education Recognizes ICT for Quality Education at Affordable Cost
ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Education recently released its list of institutional costs, ranking colleges based on the value of services provided compared to average tuition price. Interactive College of Technology (ICT) ranked 17 on the Department’s list of Top 20 Best Values in the Private-for-Profit, Two-Year College sector for lowest tuition. The national average for this group is $13,969 annually; ICT’s annual tuition is $8,260.
“We are pleased to be recognized as an institution that continues to provide our students with an excellent value proposition in assisting them to move into viable career opportunities, while not being saddled with overly burdensome debt,” said ICT President Elmer R. Smith.
The College Affordability and Transparency Center compiles lists of institutions each year based on the tuition, fees and net prices charged to students. “With so much information out there, it’s important that students and families are equipped with the tools they need to make informed decisions about where to go to college,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a recent press release announcing the recognitions.
There were 7,500 Title VI participating institutions of higher education considered, but only 1,498 were included on lists that recognize lowest tuition prices and best value in the specified sectors.
“Our posture continues to encourage students and families to make personal investments and discourage unnecessary borrowing,” said Smith. “Thirty years ago, we pioneered adult learning in computer-based training. Today, we continue to lead the way in adult education, offering a flexible but structured learning environment that meets the needs of our students.”
About Interactive College of Technology (www.ict.edu)
Interactive College of Technology (ICT) is an accredited institution that offers both associate degrees and diploma programs for high-demand careers. With a hands-on learning environment, flexible schedules, day and evening classes, and smaller class sizes for instructor availability, each program is combined with real-world training that prepares students for their future. Programs include accounting, computer information systems, HVAC classes, business programs, training in medical coding and billing and medical office administration. In addition, ICT offers one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive English as a Second Language programs and currently enrolls students from more than one hundred countries. ICT has seven campuses, located in three states. Chamblee, Ga., is home to ICT’s main campus. Branch locations are found in Gainesville and Morrow. In Texas, students are served in the Hillcroft, North and Pasadena suburbs of Houston; a location in Newport, Ky. serves the greater Cincinnati area.