Tri-County Technical College

School Highlights

Tri-County Technical College serves 6,181 students (56% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is same as the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 485 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
Tri-County Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate'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 Faculty485 staff142 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Tri-County Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Tri-County Technical College diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,181 students1,682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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# Full-Time Students3,467 students739 students
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# Part-Time Students2,714 students943 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
7%
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% Black
9%
25%
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% White
79%
53%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
9%
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Diversity Score0.360.64
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College Completion Rate
23%
20%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,500$28,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,016 is less than the state average of $5,692. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,568 is less than the state average of $10,568. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,016$5,692
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,568$10,568
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%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

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Tri-County Technical College is Forrest College (12.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Forrest College
    Private for-profit
    27 students | 12.90 Mi601 E River Street
    Anderson, SC 29624
    (864) 225-7653
    12.9027
  • 11,123 students | 26.90 Mi506 S Pleasantburg Dr
    Greenville, SC 29606
    (864) 250-8000
    26.9011,123
  • Brevard College
    Private not-for-profit
    751 students | 36.90 MiOne Brevard College Drive
    Brevard, NC 28712
    (828) 884-8332
    36.90751
  • 2,697 students | 40.80 Mi1500 Georgia Hwy 197 N
    Clarkesville, GA 30523
    (706) 754-7700
    40.802,697
  • 4,747 students | 48.60 Mi620 North Emerald Road
    Greenwood, SC 29646
    (864) 941-8324
    48.604,747
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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.