• Northeastern Technical College provides occupational, technical, college transfer, basic academic skills, and continuing education programs with appropriate support services to meet the needs of the individuals, businesses, and industries in a rural service area composed of Chesterfield, Marlboro, and Dillon Counties. Within this focus, the College contributes to economic growth by enhancing the employability of service area residents in technology, business, health, arts, and sciences.

School Highlights

Northeastern Technical College serves 1,465 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,465 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,942
  • Out-state tuition: $6,342
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 49%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Northeastern Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 111 teachers has grown by 101% over five years.
Northeastern 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
111 staff
142 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northeastern Technical College has grown by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The Northeastern Technical College diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,465 students
1,813 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
298 students
646 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,167 students
1,167 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
961 students
359 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
298 students
646 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,167 students
1,317 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
2 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
260 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
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% Asian
n/a
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
38%
24%
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% White
51%
62%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.59
0.55
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
27%
24%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.47%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$25,800
$28,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,942 is less than the state average of $5,692. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,342 is less than the state average of $10,568. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,942
$5,692
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,342
$10,568
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
87%
95%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$11,729
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$5,500
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 Notes

  • Northeastern Technical College, a member of the South Carolina Technical and Comprehensive Education System, is an accredited post-secondary institution which grants associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates and is supported by county, state, federal, and student revenues. NETC enrolls approximately 2,700 - 2,800 college credit students and 3,700 - 5,500 continuing education students annually. Degree Programs offered by Northeastern Technical College includes Associate in Arts, Associate in Arts - Elementary Education, Associate in Arts - Social Work, Associate in Science, Computer Technology, Business/Management, Business/Management - Accounting, Business Management - Fire Science, General Technology - Early Childhood Development, General Technology - Electro-Mechanical, General Technology - Electronics, General Technology - Engineering Graphics, General Technology - Industrial Maintenance, General Technology - Welding, Industrial Electronics Technology, Machine Tool Technology and Office Systems Technology. Diploma Programs includes Automated Office, Industrial Electricity and Machine Tool. Certificate Programs includes Accounting Clerk, Accounting/Microcomputer Applications, Allied Health Careers, CISCO Internetworking, Computer-Assisted Drafting, Computer Numerical Controls, Criminal Justice, Data Processing Clerk, Early Childhood Development, Electronics Industrial Application, Industrial Plant Mechanics, Machine Operator, Management and Supervision, Medical Office Assistant, Motor Controls, Nurse Preparation, Practical Nursing Preparation, Residential Wiring, Web Mastery, Web Page Development, Welding Practices and Word Processing. Northeastern Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Northeastern Technical College cost?

Northeastern Technical College's tuition is approximately $3,942 for In-State students and $6,342 for Out-State students.

What is Northeastern Technical College's ranking?

Northeastern Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in South Carolina for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,465 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,942
  • Out-state tuition: $6,342
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 49%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is University of South Carolina-Sumter. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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