Central Carolina Technical College

  • 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 3,963 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is same as the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Central Carolina Technical College is one of 2 community colleges within Sumter County, SC.
  • The nearest community college to Central Carolina Technical College is University of South Carolina-Sumter (0.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Central Carolina Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 142 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Central Carolina Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty142 staff55 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Central Carolina Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Central Carolina Technical College diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,963 students1,260 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:128:1
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# Full-Time Students1,207 students726 students
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# Part-Time Students2,756 students534 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
3%
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% Black
38%
27%
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% White
53%
62%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.570.54
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College Completion Rate
11%
12%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,800$28,900
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,136 is less than the state average of $6,284. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,405 is less than the state average of $10,399. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,136$6,284
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,405$10,399
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,661$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or 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 $6,284 per year for in-state students and $10,399 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 62%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.