Florence-Darlington Technical College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,606
7.22% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$4,249
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
19.3%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
3,558
41.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
11.4%
93 Graduates

About

Florence-Darlington Technical College is a higher education institution located in Florence County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florence-Darlington Technical College were .

In 2019, 769 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florence-Darlington Technical College. 51.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (383 degrees), 1.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College is $4,606, which is $-3,218 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College is $4,606, which is $-3,218 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,249.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,606
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College was $4,606. The cost of tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College is $-3,218 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$4,249
2019 Value
24.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Florence-Darlington Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,249. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Florence-Darlington Technical College grew by 24.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,138
Room and Board
$1,248
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florence-Darlington Technical College was of $6,138 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,248. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
15%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Florence-Darlington Technical College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.06% with respect to 2018, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
19.3%
2017 Default Rate
249
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Florence-Darlington Technical College was 19.3%, which represents 249 out of the 1290 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Florence-Darlington Technical College has a total enrollment of 3,558 students. The full-time enrollment at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 1,462 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,096. This means that 41.1% of students enrolled at Florence-Darlington Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florence-Darlington Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.5% White, 38.4% Black or African American, 2.89% Hispanic or Latino, 1.49% Two or More Races, 1.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.759% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florence-Darlington Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.4%), followed by White Male (20.9%) and Black or African American Female (20.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florence-Darlington Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,558 students. The full-time enrollment at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 1,462 and the part-time enrollment is 2,096. This means that 41.1% of students enrolled at Florence-Darlington Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Florence-Darlington Technical College was 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Florence-Darlington Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,442
  2. Black or African American
    1,366
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    103

The enrolled student population at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 40.5% White, 38.4% Black or African American, 2.89% Hispanic or Latino, 1.49% Two or More Races, 1.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.759% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 525 students (14.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 25 more women than men received degrees from Florence-Darlington Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Florence-Darlington Technical College is white (383 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florence-Darlington Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florence-Darlington Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (125 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (119 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Social workers, all other (163,626 people), Other managers (62,349 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (53,387 people), Software developers (36,939 people), and Social & community service managers (26,465 people).

The most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Precision Production (125 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (119 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (38 degrees), and Human Sciences (18 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Precision Production (125 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (119 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (38 degrees), and Human Sciences (18 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Elementary & secondary schools (150,977 people), Individual & family services (109,891 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (68,030 people), Outpatient care centers (60,083 people), and Administration of human resource programs (55,527 people).

The most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Precision Production (125 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (119 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (38 degrees), and Human Sciences (18 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Florence-Darlington Technical College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florence-Darlington Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

372
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
397
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 372 degrees were awarded to men at Florence-Darlington Technical College, which is 0.937 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (397).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Machine Tool Technology, which is 59 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 45 degrees were awarded to women at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Registered Nursing, which is 6.43 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
11%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 7% of students graduating from Florence-Darlington Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 11% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 15% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (28.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florence-Darlington Technical College is Male and White (28.1% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.15% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    383 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    250 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florence-Darlington Technical College is white (383 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (250 degrees).

11.2% of degree recipients (86 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    206 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    177 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florence-Darlington Technical College is white male (206 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (177 degrees).

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Operations

Florence-Darlington Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.61M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $281k (17.4%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Florence-Darlington Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $48.5M. Florence-Darlington Technical College employs 91 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Male No academic ranks (47), Female No academic ranks(44), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College are: Management, with 36 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.61M
2019 Endowment
20.4%
decline from 2018

Florence-Darlington Technical College has an endowment valued at about $1.61M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Florence-Darlington Technical College declined 20.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.69M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.98M - Federal
  2. $4.37M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Florence-Darlington Technical College received $1.98M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.37M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.5M
2019 Salaries
7.42%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Florence-Darlington Technical College paid a median of $18.5M in salaries, which represents 38.1% of their overall expenditure ($48.5M) and a 7.42% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.47% decline from 2017 and a 0.359% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.81M
Instructional Salaries
91
Number of Employees

In 2019, Florence-Darlington Technical College paid a total of $4.81M to 91 employees working as instructors, which represents 26% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
91 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College were No academic rank with 91 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College were Management with 36 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College was Male No academic rank with 47 employees, Female No academic rank with 44 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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