Denmark Technical College

  • Denmark Technical College is a public, comprehensive, Historically Black, two-year technical college located in rural Bamberg County. The College annually serves approximately 2,000 credit and continuing education students, a mix of traditional, nontraditional, full-time and part-time. Denmark Technical College is the only technical college in the State of South Carolina with on-campus housing. As a member of the South Carolina Technical College System, Denmark Technical College's mission is related to the educational mission of the State of South Carolina and the Technical College System.

School Highlights

Denmark Technical College serves 483 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Top Rankings

Denmark Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 81 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Denmark Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty81 staff142 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Denmark Technical College has declined by 71% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
The Denmark Technical College diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment483 students1,682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:113:1
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# Full-Time Students231 students739 students
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# Part-Time Students252 students943 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
260260
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
7%
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% Black
80%
25%
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% White
13%
53%
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
4%
9%
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Diversity Score0.340.64
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College Completion Rate
15%
20%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$19,700$28,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,734 is less than the state average of $5,692. The in-state tuition has declined by 38% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,158 is less than the state average of $10,568. The out-state tuition has declined by 33% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,734$5,692
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,158$10,568
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,890
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Denmark Technical College was established in 1947. Since 1948, the College has experienced significant growth and now takes pride in the fact that it has become a comprehensive two-year college which offers a broad range of programs and services. The College is located in Denmark, South Carolina, a small city of approximately 5,000 citizens. The campus stands on 53 beautifully landscaped acres of land conveniently located about 50 miles south of Columbia, 85 miles northeast of Charleston, and 50 miles east of Augusta, Georgia. Degree Programs offered includes Computer Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, General Business, General Technology, Human Services and Office Systems Technology. Diploma Programs offered includes Automated Office, Barbering, Cosmetology and Pharmacy Technician. Certificate Programs are offered in Accounting, Basic Tailoring/Alterations, Building Construction Fundamentals, Computer Servicing and Repair, Criminal Justice, Customer Service, Early Childhood Development, Food Services, General Automotive Technology, Industrial Processing Technology, Laptop Computer Presentations, Legal Research Assistant, Machine Tool, Medical Record Coder, Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technology, Nail Technology, Nurse Aide, Plumbing, Pre-Medical, Professional Secretary, Shorthand, Welding and Word Processing. Denmark Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Certificates, Diplomas,and Associate Degrees.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Denmark Technical College is Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (23.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 2,298 students | 23.50 Mi3250 Saint Matthews Rd
    Orangeburg, SC 29118
    (803) 536-0311
    23.502,298
  • 964 students | 23.50 Mi465 James Brandt Blvd
    Allendale, SC 29810
    (800) 922-5500
    23.50964
  • 2,236 students | 44.10 Mi2276 Jefferson Davis Highway
    Graniteville, SC 29829
    (803) 508-7263
    44.102,236
  • 9,160 students | 44.20 Mi1260 Lexington Drive
    West Columbia, SC 29170
    (803) 738-8324
    44.209,160
  • 4,237 students | 53.60 Mi3200 Augusta Tech Drive
    Augusta, GA 30906
    (706) 771-4000
    53.604,237
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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,692 per year for in-state students and $10,568 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,258 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is Midlands Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.