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 1,678 students (85% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Denmark Technical College is the only community colleges within Bamberg County, SC.
  • The nearest community college to Denmark Technical College is University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie (22.6 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Denmark Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty44 staff55 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Denmark Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Denmark Technical College diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,678 students1,260 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:128:1
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# Full-Time Students1,422 students726 students
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# Part-Time Students256 students534 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
260260
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% Black
95%
27%
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% White
4%
62%
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Diversity Score0.100.54
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College Completion Rate
12%
12%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$19,700$28,900
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,734 is less than the state average of $6,284. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,158 is less than the state average of $10,399. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,734$6,284
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,158$10,399
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$5,500$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (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.

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