• 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 2,885 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,885 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 206 teachers has grown by 45% over five years.
Central Carolina Technical College
(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
206 staff
142 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Central Carolina Technical College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Central Carolina Technical College diversity score of 0.55 is equal to the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,885 students
1,925 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
904 students
646 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,981 students
1,167 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Central Carolina Technical College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
233 students
359 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
904 students
646 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,981 students
1,317 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
2 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
260 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
33%
24%
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% White
58%
62%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score
0.55
0.55
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.21%
1.95%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Central Carolina Technical College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of SC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.47%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,800
$28,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Central Carolina Technical College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of SC by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
95%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$11,729
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,263
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Central Carolina Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in SC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
75%
SAT Reading
n/a
430
SAT Math
n/a
458
SAT Writing
n/a
413
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
18
ACT Writing
n/a
6
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,885 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Verified school update

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