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Tri-County Technical College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Tri-County Technical College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Tri-County Technical College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Tri-County Technical College was awarded 49 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is electronics maintenance and repair.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, TCTC is ranked #1,945 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 50 colleges in South Carolina, TCTC is ranked at #36.

See all of the rankings for Tri-County Technical College.

Is It Hard to Get Into TCTC?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Tri-County Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Tri-County Technical College admissions.

Tri-County Technical College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Tri-County Technical College, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

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 Tri-County Technical College is 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at Tri-County Technical College

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 Tri-County Technical College this rate is 53%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

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Tri-County Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,181 undergraduates at TCTC with 3,467 being full-time and 2,714 being part-time.

How Much Does Tri-County Technical College Cost?

The overall average net price of TCTC is $7,309. 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 TCTC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,938 $6,284 $7,867 $10,437 $10,615

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 TCTC, 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 TCTC, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $6,314 a year. That adds up to $25,256 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TCTC is 10.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do TCTC Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from TCTC make about $27,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 31% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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See which majors at Tri-County Technical College make the most money.

Location of Tri-County Technical College

Located in Pendleton, South Carolina, Tri-County Technical College is a public institution. Pendleton is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for TCTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7900 U.S. Hwy 76, Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: 864-646-8282
Website: https://www.tctc.edu/

Tri-County Technical College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Tri-County Technical College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at TCTC

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 2018-2019, 2,182 students took at least one online class at Tri-County Technical College. This is an increase from the 2,135 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,182 500
2017-2018 2,135 532
2016-2017 2,596 543
2015-2016 2,462 482
2013-2014 2,388 466

Learn more about online learning at Tri-County Technical College.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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