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Central Carolina Technical College Data & Information Overview

136 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
15% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Central Carolina Technical College Ranked?

#1,820 Best Colleges in Nation
#35 Best Colleges in SC
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Central Carolina Technical College was awarded 136 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other multi/interdisciplinary studies.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Central Carolina is ranked #1,820 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Central Carolina held the #2,013 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 44 colleges in South Carolina, Central Carolina is ranked at #35.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Central Carolina?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Central Carolina Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Central Carolina Technical College Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
52% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Central Carolina, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Carolina Technical College is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Carolina Technical College

55% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Central Carolina Technical College this rate is 55%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  55 out of 100

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Central Carolina Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

904 Full-Time Undergraduates
41.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
60.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,885 undergraduates at Central Carolina with 904 being full-time and 1,981 being part-time.

How Much Does Central Carolina Technical College Cost?

$4,996 Net Price
3% Take Out Loans
$17,656 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Central Carolina is $4,996. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Central Carolina

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,018 $4,820 $4,597 $6,543 $9,705

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Central Carolina, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Central Carolina, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,414 a year. That adds up to $17,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Central Carolina is 15.4%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Central Carolina Graduates Make?

$29,286 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Central Carolina with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $29,286 in their early years. This is about 31% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Central Carolina Technical College make the most money.

Location of Central Carolina Technical College

South Carolina State
904 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Located in Sumter, South Carolina, Central Carolina Technical College is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Central Carolina are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 506 N Guignard Dr, Sumter, SC 29150-2499
Phone: 803-778-1961

Central Carolina Technical College Majors

15 Majors With Completions
335 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Central Carolina Technical College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Central Carolina

61% Take At Least One Class Online
31% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 1,616 students took at least one online class at Central Carolina Technical College. This is a decrease from the 1,732 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,616 829
2019-2020 1,732 753
2018-2019 1,568 552
2017-2018 2,284 596
2016-2017 2,389 598

Learn more about online learning at Central Carolina Technical College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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