Technical College of the Lowcountry

Tel: (800)768-8252
2,466 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 2,466 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is equalto than the community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
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 (18.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
College Technical College of the Lowcountry 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 84 staff
61 staff
Technical College of the Lowcountry Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,466 has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,466 students 1,296 students
Technical College of the Lowcountry Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
21:1
Technical College of the Lowcountry Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 756 students
814 students
Technical College of the Lowcountry Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,710 students
1,040 students
Technical College of the Lowcountry Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Technical College of the Lowcountry Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Technical College of the Lowcountry Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
7%
21%
Technical College of the Lowcountry Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
36%
15%
Technical College of the Lowcountry Black (2006-2013)
% White
51%
51%
Technical College of the Lowcountry White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Technical College of the Lowcountry Unknown (2006-2013)
Technical College of the Lowcountry 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. 0.61 0.68
Technical College of the Lowcountry Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,540 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,548 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,540 $5,660
Technical College of the Lowcountry In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,548 $10,250
Technical College of the Lowcountry Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
89%
Technical College of the Lowcountry % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,761 per year for in-state students and $9,547 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,789 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is The Art Institute of Charleston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.