Trident Technical College

Tel: (843)574-6111
17,489 students
Public institution
Trident Technical College is a public, two-year, multicampus institution that provides quality education and promotes economic development in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties in coastal South Carolina.
School Highlights:
Trident Technical College serves 17,489 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Trident Technical College is one of 4 community colleges within Charleston County, SC.
The nearest community college is Virginia College-Charleston (1.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 518 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Trident 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 518 staff
59 staff
Trident Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 17,489 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
17,489 students
1,282 students
Trident Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
Trident Technical College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
7,521 students
810 students
Trident Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 9,968 students
1,017 students
Trident Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Trident Technical College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Trident Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2013)
% Asian
Trident Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Trident Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Trident Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Trident Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Trident Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Trident Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
Trident 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. 0.49 0.53
Trident Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,238 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,210 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,238 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,210 $10,294
Trident Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
Trident Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Each semester approximately 17,000 credit students enroll in programs leading to college transfer associate degrees and technical associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. The curriculum includes programs in Business Technology; Community, Family and Child Studies; Health Sciences, Film, Media and Visual Arts; Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Industrial and Engineering Technology; Law-Related Studies; Nursing; and Science and Mathematics.

Trident Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Trident Technical College.

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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.