Forsyth Technical Community College.

Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston-Salem, NC2 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Forsyth Technical Community College

Forsyth Technical Community College is a public community college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The college is one of the largest in the North Carolina Community College System, with an enrollment of over 11,000 credit students and over 24,000 Corporate and Continuing Education students.The college has twelve locations in Forsyth and Stokes counties and offers many distance learning classes and specialty programs in addition to 67 Associates in Applied Science degrees, 20 college transfer (Associates in Arts and Associates in Science) degrees, 35 diplomas, and 67 certificates.Under the leadership of Dr. Bob H. Greene (May 25, 1936 – July 14, 2011), the community college grew at an unprecedented rate, adding two new facilities and gaining further prestige in the Winston-Salem community.Forsyth Tech was briefly mentioned in President Barack Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address as an example of education reform in low-income and low-opportunity areas. President Obama visited the school to give a speech on October 6, 2010.Early College Of Forsyth is a high school program on the Forsyth Tech campus in which students take community college classes, and earn an associate degree by graduation of high school. The high school's calendar is the same as Forsyth Tech, and the principal of the school is Joey Hearl.


  • Offers certificate, and associate degrees
  • 6,602 students
  • 0.20 faculty staff per student

Notable programs at Forsyth Technical Community College

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Accounting, International Business, Elementary Education, Electronics Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Graphic Design, and Carpentry.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Forsyth Technical Community College was $6,751, while for in-state students it was $2,143. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $4,275.

The average financial aid at Forsyth Technical Community College is $3,388. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $3,363 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Forsyth Technical Community College

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

63% of undergraduate students at Forsyth Technical Community College received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Forsyth Technical Community College

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of books and supplies was $912.

Diversity at Forsyth Technical Community College

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017