Technical College of the Lowcountry

921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort
SC, 29901-1288
Tel: (800)768-8252
2,511 students
Public institution
One of sixteen colleges comprising the South Carolina Technical College System, the Technical College of the Lowcountry traces its origin to the Mather School founded in 1868. The college is a comprehensive, public, two-year college dedicated to serving the diverse educational needs of the rural counties of Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper. The College annually serves approximately 8,500 credit and continuing education students, a mix of traditional, non-traditional, full-time, and part-time.
School Highlights:
Technical College of the Lowcountry serves 2,511 students (32% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Technical College of the Lowcountry is one of 2 community colleges within Beaufort County, SC.
The nearest community college is University of South Carolina-Beaufort (18.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Technical College of the Lowcountry Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,511 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,511 students
1,287 students
Technical College of the Lowcountry Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
793 students
832 students
Technical College of the Lowcountry Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,718 students
1,021 students
Technical College of the Lowcountry Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Technical College of the Lowcountry sch enrollment Technical College of the Lowcountry sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Technical College of the Lowcountry Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Technical College of the Lowcountry Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
36%
12%
Technical College of the Lowcountry Black (2006-2012)
% White
57%
66%
Technical College of the Lowcountry White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Technical College of the Lowcountry sch ethnicity Technical College of the Lowcountry sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.54 0.45
Technical College of the Lowcountry Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,772 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,212 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,772 $5,940
Technical College of the Lowcountry In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,212 $10,072
Technical College of the Lowcountry Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The Technical College of the Lowcountry provides quality, affordable academic and technical programs leading to Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates in an environment fostering excellence in teaching and learning. The College prepares graduates with knowledge and skills for transfer to senior colleges and universities and for careers in computer technology, industrial technology, engineering technology, occupational technology, business, health sciences, and public service. As an open admissions institution, the Technical College of the Lowcountry offers over 70 academic, transfer, and specialized programs. Offerings include developmental education; arts and sciences; career development; specialized, contract courses tailored for specific businesses and industries; and continuing education to meet the workforce needs of the Lowcountry. TCL is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences (NACCAS) and Paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association.

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