Adult Education program exceeds FY23 state goals

GED Cap Gown graduatesSAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College’s Adult Education program exceeded the goals set by the Technical College System of Georgia for FY2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023).

STC’s Adult Education program offers free preparation programs for high school equivalency (HSE) seekers along with free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes:

  • The program enrolled 15% more students (284) in FY23 compared with FY22, surpassing its goal of 136 additional students with a total of 2,169.
  • One-third more graduates (33.93%) earned their HSE in FY23 compared with FY22 with a total of 150 graduates in FY23, surpassing the goal of 140 and the 2019 graduation rate of 136.
  • Student gains are also measured with HSE prep/testing. Depending on students’ educational levels when entering the program, milestones to earning an HSE (by taking the GED or HiSet test) may include making an educational gain on a progress test. The program attained 50.73% for its federal student gains metric in FY23.
  • ESL enrollment has doubled since 2019.

Savannah Tech’s Adult Education Program provides accessible and high-quality education, serving those who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, practice for the GED® test to attain an HSE degree, and prepare for college. Instructors also help students with science and social studies test preparation for GED® testing.

STC teaches adult education classes in the morning, afternoon, evening and online. They are offered in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Adult education classes for GED®-prep are currently free for all U.S. citizens. To register for free GED® classes, call 912.443.5446 or visit For GED® testing information, go to to sign up to take test or go to to learn more about our testing locations.

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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (