Central Carolina Technical College

Tel: (803)778-1961
4,261 students
Public institution
Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that is dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff, and students. The College serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Lee, Kershaw, and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. College programs and student support services provide citizens, businesses, industries, and communities with quality, affordable, accessible, customer-responsive post-secondary education through life-long learning and specialized training opportunities specifically designed to develop the foundation for personal growth, economic development, and an improved quality of life.
School Highlights:
Central Carolina Technical College serves 4,261 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Central Carolina Technical College is one of 2 community colleges within Sumter County, SC.
The nearest community college is University of South Carolina-Sumter (0.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 136 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Central Carolina Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 136 staff
59 staff
Central Carolina Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,261 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,261 students
1,282 students
Central Carolina Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
22:1
Central Carolina Technical College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,318 students
810 students
Central Carolina Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,943 students
1,017 students
Central Carolina Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Central Carolina Technical College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
Central Carolina Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
7%
Central Carolina Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
47%
12%
Central Carolina Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
44%
57%
Central Carolina Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
1% 2%
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Central Carolina Technical College Unknown (2010-2013)
Central Carolina Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
Central Carolina Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,361 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,400 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,361 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,400 $10,294
Central Carolina Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
89%
Central Carolina Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In 1961, a local committee began studying the feasibility of establishing an "industrial training center" to serve Sumter County. The committee's work culminated in 1962 with the passage of the enabling legislation, which created Sumter Area Technical Education Center. In 1971, the institution changed its name to Sumter Area Technical College. In 1989 the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education authorized Sumter Area Technical College to begin offering the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degree programs designed specifically for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. With the addition of the transfer programs, Sumter Area Technical College achieved the status of a comprehensive community college. In the fall of 1992, the College changed its name to Central Carolina Technical College to better reflect its service area. In 1998, the College assumed operation of the F. E. DuBose Career Center located in Clarendon County. In 2001, Central Carolina established the Kershaw County Campus in Camden. Central Carolina Technical College serves four counties in South Carolina: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter. To make it as convenient as possible for our students to attend class, we have a location in each of these counties. The main campus of the college is located in Sumter, South Carolina. The campus is comprised of various buildings that house the academic divisions of the College which include Health Sciences, Industrial and Engineering Technology, and Business and General Education. The College's vast array of associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs prepares students to enter the job market, to transfer to senior colleges and universities, and to achieve their professional and personal goals. Specifically, Central Carolina offers academic programs in business, the health sciences, public service, industrial and engineering technology, and the arts and sciences. Through its comprehensive programs and support services, the College annually serves over 4,500 credit students and 10,500 continuing education students in both traditional and non-traditional formats. Central Carolina Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,589 per year for in-state students and $8,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a 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. of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is ITT Technical Institute-Columbia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.